Our new ‘Cloth of Kindness’ has been formally handed over to our chaplaincy team and will now be on view in our hospital chapel.
The colourful cloth was sewn together using patches created in crafting sessions held in the chapel in March and April. The new cloth contains individual interpretations of what kindness means, including quotations and personal messages, among them ‘A little kindness brings much happiness’; ‘You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once’; and ‘Winter always turns into spring’.
Patients, visitors and staff members all embroidered patches for the quilt-like cloth during the project, which aimed to bring people together in a relaxing and social initiative to create something that can provide comfort in times of need.
Project manager Gill Perks and artist Sally-Anne Lomas, who supported the workshop sessions earlier in the year, returned today to hand over the finished cloth, which will be kept in the chapel as a comfort to patients and relatives. The Cloth was formally blessed by our Deputy Lead Chaplain Danny Pritchard following a short video presentation where participants in this and previous Cloth of Kindness projects explained a little more about their contribution.