❤️Over 300 hearts we made for COVID-19 patients and their families were dropped off at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley by Lesley, one of our volunteers and NHS keyworker. Thank you Lesley and all your wonderful colleagues 👏👏👏👏👏 #clapforcarers
These hearts have enabled Covid-19 patients and their families to have something to hold on to as a symbol of their connection and support.
Lesley said, “Working in the NHS has never been more stressful. Changing job descriptions and protocols daily makes it difficult. However, it remains the most rewarding career ever. The dedication of my colleagues shines through and the care given to the patients is never compromised. The handmade hearts are a valued component of this care. Families are separated and no physical contact is allowed. The hearts, one to the patient and one to the family, act as a connection – a symbol of love that people can hold on to. The hearts were made by people who have very little, but took on this challenge wholeheartedly and this is very much appreciated and humbling.”
Thank you to the Scottish Refugee Council for their article on our project entitled Sewing2gether in lockdown.
Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary also acknowledged our work in an article in an article for The National, for World Refugee Day 2020.