Some of our hospital volunteers have been making Twiddlemuffs for patients here at Stroud General Hospital who have dementia illnesses. Sue (left) and Doreen (right) have so far made, and donated, OVER 100 as pictured and we thank them for all their very hard work. These ‘Twiddlemuffs’ are very vibrant and have lots of bits and bobs stitched onto them which patients with dementia illnesses can find very relaxing and helpful.

Our volunteer knitters do however need a constant supply of these bits and bobs to keep sewing onto the ‘Twiddlemuffs’.

Bits and bobs include:

Large buttons, ribbon, large beads, corks, coloured sponge, felt, fur, braiding and trimmings, little bells, small wooden numbers/letters. If fact anything tactile that can be stitched on to a Twiddlemuff.

We are also always grateful for any donations of wool.

If you have any items please contact the NHS Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sue Russell in Administration Office here at the hospital on 0300 421 8065 or League of Friends Administrator, Susan Strongitharm (Tuesday morning and Wednesday all day) on 0300 421 8080.

If you feel inspired to start knitting some ‘Twiddlemuffs’, they are very simple and Sue or Susan are happy to supply copies of the pattern sheet.