Good morning Goodeze! 😁 We often receives special requests for ‘footy blankets’ from staff within the ICU and other critical care areas within the hospital. These colourful blankets are extremely popular with both men and women. The charts below show NRL team and AFL team colours. Choose colours you love and have fun creating different patterns and designs! We have several different packs made up already for those wanting to start a rug.😊
If there are any amazing Goodeze out there that would like to contribute by donating yarn, we are currently running very low in white, black, red and green yarn. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us regarding drop off points. Thank you for all you do for GoG!😍💕💖
We have decided to include block of the month into our busy schedules.
If you wish to participate, you will complete a block and bring it/send it to a Goodeze working bee during that month. The blocks will be put together to make a blanket (many hands make light work).
Each month will have a colour theme. We are beginning in October with PINK to connect with our Pink Ribbon ‘Feast’ that we will be holding to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
We ask you to adhere to the following guidelines so that all the blocks will fit together easily * the completed block should measure 15cm x 15cm * the block can be crocheted or knitted * use 8 ply acrylic yarn * your block can be any design but, MUST be 15 cm square * the block can be any shade of the colour chosen for that month
Enjoy! I cannot wait to see what you creative, caring folk come up with!
8 September – How lucky was the ICU Team today! A visit from the GOGs and DOGs. Mary from ‘GOG’ and Pat from ‘Mission Stitchin” dropping off comfort care goods and Ruby and Amanda from Delta doing their Sunday rounds. – Kath
September 15 – Adopted today and will from now on will be referred to as Grandma Sunshine. – Kath
14 September – These fiddle toys have so many uses. They are used to comfort children, distract during procedures, provide a confused patient with a source of sensory outlet rather then pulling at lines. We give then to children visiting patients in our unit that are feeling overwhelmed. We give them to patients just having a bad day and need a little positive mascot to cheer them up. Dina found the perfect person to give this one too. – Kath
18 September – When a patient cant choose which blanket they like the most, Nathan and Arnie are happy to model. This photo was taken on our balcony.
It’s very important for our long term patients to go outside in the natural light for whole lot of reasons. Thanks to the blankets, beanies, shawls and scarfs our patients stay longer on the balcony on these cold Canberra days for a good dose of Sunshine. – Kath
Thank you to all the Goodeze who came along today to another hugely successful biweekly GOG working bee. 🐝Despite the turn of bad weather there was a huge member turn out, and a large portion of new members and faces; we all had an absolute blast. We had a wonderful visit from the lovely Chris, a past patient of the ICU and one of the first recipients of a GOG beanie. He shared with us stories about the patient journey, and how much of a positive impact the goodies our members create makes. We received mountains of amazing Goodies and are very thankful to everyone who has donated; we are so excited to pass them on to the hospital. 😁
A few new ideas were thrown around at this GOG meeting and we are excited to introduce the Colour of the Month project, where each month people crochet or knit one square of a certain colour and size, and bring it in to be sewn up to make one communally made blanket. Robin (with a bin) 😉will be around to provide further details on that. We are also going to hold a Pink Ribbon Feast on the 20th of October, so please keep the day free so we can all come together to celebrate the strength of women with breast cancer all around the world, and help raise money for a great cause. 💖
Finally, if you’re stuck on what to start next, we are currently putting a call out for footy blankets, cannula covers, and Gogsters. If you have any questions or need any wool; don’t hesitate to contact us. We have packs already made up to hand out! (Thanks for the help Amanda!) 😁
Thank you as always for all your time and work, without you all this would not be possible. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such loving and giving people, what a beautiful family we have become and we’re so excited that we’re still growing.💖💕