Can you help create a giant daffodil for Marie Curie? Staff at the charity’s Penarth hospice are calling on knitters to help creative a wall mural of the Marie Curie logo – but need help from patients, family and supporters.
Healthcare assistant Aimee-Leigh Williams and staff nurse Gwyneth Davies have been coming up with creative ideas for patients to get involved in. Marie Curie hospices provide round-the-clock expert care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.
“We are asking patients who are willing to knit us a patch, which will then be added to the mural, over time creating a patchwork,” said Gwyneth.
“This appeal began before Christmas, and we would like to see the daffodil put up for March 1, so time is now of the essence.
“Along with the wall art, there’s a book for the makers to record the coordinates of their patch, along with their names. We are now asking for patches measuring around 20 stiches by 20 rows, and would like people to knit with wool from Shaws, and in white or yellow.
“The wool is Marriners’ double knit and the pattern is: knit each row (garter stitch). Wool and needles are available from staff on the first floor ward.
“We are very excited about this project and hope people can help.”
If you can help, contact the hospice on 029 2042 6000 and ask for Aimee-Leigh or Gwyneth. For more information on how to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal, call 0800 304 7025.