Last Monday, Paula and I went to visit Ward 10 of the Leicester Royal Infirmary's Children's Hospital to deliver some quilts. They were keen to take as many as possible, as, this being a surgical ward, there is a fairly rapid turnover of patients. We took 50 quilts, which is quite a lot to carry! We were lucky enough to be allowed to use one of those big cages which the porters use (you can see it in the photo) and despite the fact that it was a difficult to steer, made the whole job much easier.
When we arrived on the ward, the duty nurse said, "You must be the blanket ladies! we've been looking forward to seeing you!" Pip, the ward housekeeper came in from her break and oohed and ached over the quilts. She said that the quilts are really appreciated by children and parents, as they are so snugly, and give comfort in a tough situation.
The photo says it all!