‘Mico’ meets Daryl Somers and the Cast of ‘The Producers’!

Last night myself, Barbara and Wendy attended a performance of ‘The Producers’ at the Gungahlin Theater. The performances have been running all week and 10% of the ticket sales are going to charity groups throughout Canberra, including the Canberra Hospital Foundation which GoG proudly supports. If you haven’t had a chance to go along, we highly recommend it! πŸ˜

After the show we were very privileged to meet with the talented and generous cast, including the legendary Daryl Somers. It was an amazing opportunity to share GoG’s mission and all the wonderful work you all do, with Daryl and the cast.

Thanks to Bernie Ryan for supporting GoG in this and all that she does to support local charity groups! You are amazing! β˜ΊοΈβ€οΈ

‘Mico’ the Gogster even had ‘his’ own seat and though he was very starstruck meeting Daryl, he remained cool and will have a wonderful story to tell when he is finally adopted! πŸ€©πŸ’•

‘Mico’ the Gogster meeting Daryl Somers and the cast of ‘The Producers’. Thank you so much for your time and for staying back late to meet with us!
Mary sharing GoG’s mission and the wonderful work the Goodeze do for TCH and UCH!
Mico enjoying the performance!

“Friday I’m in Love….” πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Another Friday and another visit to Mission Stitchin’ to collect some stunning Goodies! Exquisite quilts by Chris and Lynn and ‘therapy pillow’ pillowcases by Pat and the girls. How fortunate we are to have them in our GoG family! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’

This stunning table runner will be part of our Christmas raffle, so save your pennies, it’s going to be a whopper! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’

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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’•