GoG Working Bee – 7 September

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.💖💕

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2 thoughts on “GoG Working Bee – 7 September”

  1. Hi Mary
    I’m glad I had to come back to collect my handbag !
    It was great hearing about Chris and his experience in ICU and how the items we make really help.
    Also hearing how the the name Goodomen Goodeze was born.
    My son is a Medical student year 3 and I told him the story about Chris just so he could understand it from the patients view.
    Anyway I’ve finished a cannula cover and a pair of slippers since Sunday and more to come by the next working bee.
    See you then.
    Cheers
    Vicki Young

    1. Hi Vicki!
      Thanks for your message! I’m glad you did too! Chris is an amazing guy and we’re so grateful that he contacted us to pass on his story! He’s been a great supporter of GoG since then.
      So grateful that you’ve joined GoG! Look forward to seeing you at the next working bee too!
      Cheers and thanks,
      Mary

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