Patients, staff and friends of the hospice are currently busy creating homemade gifts as well as arts and crafts for their upcoming day care Christmas sale on 19 November. Occupational Therapist Sue Strudwick explains:
“I started it 10 years ago and it has grown ever since. We do it every year to enable patients, who otherwise may not be able to get to the shops, to get presents for their loved ones.
For the past five weeks we have been busy making gifts but people are also bring in items that they donate for our Christmas sale. Everyone is really pulling together and staff, volunteers and patients are helping to create everything from gift tags to knitted chocolate orange covers. We have made table gifts, cat and dog gifts, stocking fillers and one of our volunteers has created some beautiful hampers that we will raffle off too.
Any leftover gift tags will be available to purchase at the Christmas Wrapping event in the Peacocks Centre, Woking, 20-21 December and all money raised from the Christmas sale will go towards Day Care activities and events.
Find out more about our Christmas wrapping events and other festive ways you can help support the hospice here.