Comfort cushions made for cancer care unit

Members at the Ettalong Beach Arts and Crafts Centre are preparing for their annual Boobs and Bags project.

The project sees hundreds of comfort cushions made for women and men in post-operative recovery from breast cancer surgery.

Centre committee president Mr Peter Mullholland said that, over the years, volunteers had sewn, stitched and decorated thousands of cushions.

“The kits are a gift made with great care and compassion for the hospitals to pass on free of charge to patients when they are discharged.

“Letters of appreciation are received from patients who have found the kits to be most effective in providing protection to the healing site,” he said.

“Members have made and donated around 400 kits per year to the local Cancer Care Unit, with the demand increasing annually,” Mr Mullholland said.

Newsletter, 26 Feb 2020
Peter Mullholland, EBACC