Beanie Delivery

With this icy cold weather settling in, these two bags of beautiful beanies just cried out to be taken to where they will be needed most over the coming days! ICU and A and E often see an influx of people who are sleeping rough requiring medical treatment at these times. Being able to hand out a beanie to them before they leave is another way GoG likes to support TCH to support our local community. Thank you to all the Goodeze who rose to the occasion when the call for adult beanies was put out! You’re all super stars!Β πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ’–

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GoG Drop

It was lovely to meet up with Amy at the Donation Station in TCH recently to hand over the latest bundle of Goodies. We’re only half way through the year and already we’ve passed the number of blankets that were donated last year! Thank you to everyone who has gifted materials, Goodies or shared the word of GoG in some way! This couldn’t happen without you!Β πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸŒ»

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Always a pleasure to be greeted by the lovely Amy!

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Vicki, Mary, Amanda, Krishna, Colette and Cara.

Quality Improvement Project on Track

So lovely to receive this heartfelt feedback yesterday from a family member of a patient in ICU via Carly Silberberg at TCH on the official ‘Customer and Carer Feedback Form’. 😊 Many thanks for passing this on Carly and thank you to all the wonderful staff at ICU who have supported GoG from the outset!Β πŸ₯°Β Of course a huge thank you goes out to all you wonderful Goodeze for all you do to make such a positive impact on the journey of patients and their families at TCH!!Β 

“My Dad was feeling confused, scared in addition to his pain. He was gifted a blue, grey and brown knitted blanket and they said it’s for him to comfort him. He has not stopped talking about it. This has definitely helped him tremendously; it has lifted his spirits and is so grateful for this generous and wonderful service. My family and I are also extremely thankful and happy. Would also like to add that all the staff including all Doctors and Nurses for their excellent care they have provided.”

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SFX Woolverines Strike Again! 😍

The latest ‘bag of goodies’ donated by the wonderful ‘Woolverines’ of SFX! 😍 The number of participating students continues to grow and in this weather, I can’t think of a better way to spend a cold Canberra lunchtime than with a hot chocolate and a cosy warm Goodie on your hook! Thank you to the students and to Sue for continuing to support our very special project!Β πŸ’•πŸ’–

QI Project on the Move!

Its offical!
Last week we started our register and are formally tracking the comfort goods from GOG for our quality improvement project on how the comfort goods effect the patient experience.

We appreciate how you are labeling the goods for us and are grateful to
Sister Sharyn who has been keeping our comfort goods cupboard stocked 
Thank you GOG! – Kathleen

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2019 Roundup!

What a fabulous day today turned out to be! We had lots of interest in GOG and our projects and it was wonderful to be able to connect with like minded souls & the greater community through knitting & crochet. 

Thank you to the many members of the public who turned out today to share their enthusiasm and love for stitching and a warm welcome to all our new members who signed up today! Since our last KIP Day, our Facebook membership has grown from 15 to 200!! I wonder where we’ll be at this time next year!! πŸ˜ I look forward to seeing you again at one of our Working Bees! πŸ˜Š

Thank you to all the Goodeze who came along and made it such a success! Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done! (Can you tell I work in a school!) πŸ˜‰ β­β­

Finally, thank you to Meghan and Cass from Westfield, for their support and a huge thank you to the many people who donated yarn or purchased tickets in our raffle. I can’t wait for Knit in Public Day 2020!! πŸ’–πŸ’œ

Mission Stitchin’ Super Stitchers!

Horsing around with the Super Stitchers at Mission Stitchin’ this afternoon. 😁 It was like Christmas in June!Β πŸŽπŸŽ„Β Bags of fabric were exchanged for gorgeous gowns, knee rugs and bandanas which we tested and found to be just perfect! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

Thank you to Pat, June, Christine, Lynn, May, Lucie and Yvonne! You’re all beautiful people and you always make my day! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’•

Campbell High Visit

Tess and I had the honour of speaking to the students and teachers at Campbell high school regarding the positive impact their generosity is having on patients, family members and staff at TCH. Campbell is the second school to join the GOG family and I am in awe of their incredible work so far.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– 

Thank you to the Principal and teaching staff, especially Sarjit and Belinda for making this wonderful collaboration happen. We’re all thrilled to have such an incredibly giving community join our family, and are excited to see their new creations in the coming term. πŸ’–πŸ’œ

Campbell High Student Donations

Among all the beautifully and lovingly crafted ‘Goodies’ we received on the weekend, I was delighted to receive almost 20 beanies that were made and donated by the students at Campbell High School! I was so impressed with their work and look forward to meeting them all next week and seeing some of their new projects! πŸ˜ A huge thank you to Sarjit who has taken on the job of getting ‘GoG off the ground’ at Campbell High as part of their Enrichment Program! πŸ’œ I look forward to us setting up more of these programs throughout the year!