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Darlington quilting club makes cushions to help breast cancer patients
5:12pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
WARM-HEARTED quilters put their talents to good use by creating special cushions to help breast cancer patients.
The Saturday Clifton Quilters, a group of a dozen women who meet in Darlington, made 51 of the cushions which they donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
They were inspired by an article in an American quilting magazine about how to make U-shaped cushions with a shoulder strap designed to ease the pressure for women recovering from breast surgery.
Group member Sandra Liddle said some of the quilters were cancer survivors or had friends and family affected by the disease so it was a cause close to their hearts.
She added: “We used lots of very pretty fabric and 51 cushions later we packaged them added a bow and there we are.
“I hope whoever receives one of these finds them useful and a source of comfort.”
The group donated the cushions to Michelle Muir, Macmillan fundraising manager in County Durham, who distributed them among breast cancer clinical nurse specialists based at hospitals in the area.
The handover took place at Macmillan’s information and support centre at Darlington Memorial Hospital, where anyone with concerns about cancer can receive free advice and support.
Ms Muir said: “This has been a fantastic effort by the group and the cushions have been well received.
“We’re always keen to hear from people in the area who would like to support Macmillan in some way.”
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