Sewing students use skills to support cancer patients

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Sewing students make syringe driver bags

More than twenty students, currently enrolled on sewing courses, got together recently to make approximately 130 syringe driver bags for cancer patients undergoing treatment at either the Linda McCartney Centre or Marie Curie Hospice.

Each bag is sewn with good wishes and a note for the patient.

Garment Construction student Yvonne Smeda said:

“Our tutor, Colette, suggested that we make the bags to use our sewing skills to help others in the community. It’s also a cause that many of us can relate to either directly or through friends and family experiencing cancer.

It was a great afternoon and we event managed to raise an additional £71 by selling tea and cakes and doing a raffle while we worked!”

Tutor Colette Dwyer added:

“The students have been so supportive but we couldn’t have done it without the help of Elaine Cunningham Design Studio and Standfast & Barracks who donated all the materials needed to make the bags. It’s been a real team effort and I’m glad we can do something to help.”

As well as making the bags, the students have also raised £500, which will be donated to Sunflowers and Oxfam.