The Parish Trust proudly supports the NHS by enlisting volunteers to knit and sew items to help nursing staff to care for their patients, both adults and children.

We call this group The Yarny Army who meet every Wednesday from 10am until 11:30am to knit and knatter for the good of the NHS… and we think they have a great time together too!

We have started The Yarny Army because of our connection to The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board through our Community Shuttle Bus project which we ran through the first half of 2022, and because our Chair of Trustees, Rev. Dean Aaron Roberts, is a Chaplain in the Healthboard, with the chaplaincy co-ordinating the supply of knitwear for use in the hospitals.

On Saturday 19th November, we are hosting a “November NHS Knit and Sew“, as we’re looking to increase our supplies of:

  • Teddies for children and babies
  • Twiddle Muffs for dementia patients
  • Blankets (both for babies/children and adults), Hats, and Cardigans (babies)
  • Incubator Nest sets

We’re looking for as many people as possible to come down any time between 10am and 4pm to either drop off these items, or to stay for a knitting/sewing session with refreshments on tap!

For knitters, you need to bring your own needles and yarn (though limited supplies will be available at the event)

For sewers, you need to bring your own machine. The fabric and instructions will be provided to you for the Incubator Nest Sets (We’re simply hemming and nothing more than that)

If you can’t join us for the day, you may wish to donate knitting you have done at home. We take any of the items mentioned above, and also quilted incubator covers.

A full list of items (and patterns) that we need are available on our Yarny Army page.

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Of further interest...

April 1, 2022

The Parish Trust donates first batch of Incubator Covers to The Grange University Hospital

Friday 1st April 2022: Today, Rev. Dean, our Chair

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