End of Life Property Bags for Dying Matters Week

May 3, 2022
If you know your feed-dogs from your bobbin, your tacking from your frogging, then the Trust would love to put your sewing skills to good use to support our End of Life Lead Debbie Williams for Dying Matters Week.
She would like to create a stock of fabric ‘property bags’ so that our hospital colleagues have something to use to give personal belongings back to family members of a deceased relative.
“No-one should have to carry their relative’s property home in a plastic bag,” said Debbie. “So I’m making it a mission that it won’t happen.
“We have a pattern to make the bags, so I’d love to hear from anyone who can help, especially if there’s a keen volunteer out there who would be able to co-ordinate sewing of some bags.”
The appeal is being launched to coincide with Dying Matters Awareness Week, which started on Monday 2 May, and aims to help people talk about dying and grief and to plan for the end of life.
If you can help produce fabric bags, please use the pattern here: Fabric+Property+Bag+instructions and send completed bags to Edward Jenner Court, 1010 Pioneer Avenue, Brockworth Business Park, Gloucester, GL3 4AW.
For more on End of Life care, Dying Matters Week or sewing of Property Bags you can email: EndofLifeCare@ghc.nhs.uk
Paul Roberts and Debbie Williams holding fabric bags

Paul Roberts and Debbie Williams holding fabric bags

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