A group of ladies from Burnham, U.K. have donated 27 special cushions to the breast cancer unit at Weston General Hospital. The sewing group, Burnham Inner Wheel, used their skills to bring comfort to breast cancer patients who recently underwent surgery or enduring chemotherapy and radiation treatments, according to ThisistheWestCountry.co.uk
The group's donation was immediately put to good use. Claire Garnell, a head nurse at Weston General Hospital, brought the cushions to the cancer ward and gave one to a patient who recently underwent a mastectomy.
Janet Breed and Rita Joliffe were two of the ladies who dropped off the cushions to the hospital and were proud of their hard work.
"These cushions are made to help ladies who have had recent operations and help alleviate the pain. They have to be made with special soft silk, which our members bring back from holidays," Breed told the news source.
The club will continue to knit cushions to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.
According to the American Cancer Society, women should undergo yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.