Bears, hearts and blankets made for hospital Critical Care Team.


Local community champion Jon Gildersleeve and his team of volunteers have been busy supporting our Critical Care Team by making as many knitted and stitched bears, hearts and blankets to support our local hospitals.

Jon is patron of the Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Bureau saw the plea by the local hospital looking for knitted bears and hearts and blankets and went on a mission to help them.

Jon told the Havering Daily:

“Some of the staff at the Critical Care team remembered me from when I was a patient, so it was right that now I had the opportunity to do something to support them.

“Thank you to all the local community for their amazing help and support”.

Jon has got the support of three of his helpers Kemi, Jade and Marilyn who have been busy working away to make these items that are much needed for our Critical Care Team.

Jade has been knitting bears and hearts, Kemi has been working with her sewing group to make blankets from recycled clothes and Marilyn has been knitting teddy bears to support this important cause.

Together the team have provided many of these items that will be given to families who have a loved one in Critical Care.

Well done team for your great community work!

If you are posting or dropping off your hearts, teddy’s and blankets donations, use address – Queen’s Hospital Critical Care unit Romford Essex RM7 0AG

If you plan to take them directly to Neuro ITU, ask the receptionist to phone 6033 or 3131 and someone will come and collect Queen’s Hospital Critical Care unit Romford Essex RM7 0AG.

One of the blankets made by Kemi.
Some of the knitted hearts by Jade and Marilyn.

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