Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild Donation
A gift of 10 sets of men’s pyjamas and dressing gowns and 10 sets of women’s sleepwear, knitted good and bed socks, have been donated to the Hospices from charity the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild (QMCG).
Established in 1882, the clothing and linen charity buys, makes and collects items for distribution to British Charities operating in the UK, to help give those people who benefit a touch of comfort in their hour of need.
The Hospices became a beneficiary after one of the QMCG President’s encountered the care first hand, when her mother was looked after there. After a visit to the hospice to find out if their unique support could help people in the hospice, what could be done to support them with a gift, they found that a hospice could never have enough warm bed clothes.
Lizzie Loveless, Trust Fundraiser, is thankful for the contribution from the QMCG, explaining that
“Viewing Day at St James’ palace allowed us to see the full array of what the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild can offer. The beautiful and high quality linen and clothing ranges from lap blankets to slippers and is given completely free to organisations, like our hospices. We are very grateful for the donation, and hope to put another application in next year for more. We can use the sleep wear for patients or their relatives who don’t arrive with comfortable clothes to sleep in, or have an unexpected overnight stay.”
Chairman of the QMCG, Majella Forster, says:
“The Guild was very happy to support the Woking and Sam Beare Hospice this year, and are delighted our donation has been so helpful to them in providing such wonderful care. So far this year, the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild has been able to provide over 19,000 items of new clothing or linen to 46 charities, supporting them in their important work in the UK.”
To find out more about the QMGC visit www.QMGC.org.uk.