SCE Bereavement Event to Share Lincoln Hospital’s ‘Comfort Bags’ Initiative for Children
On Wednesday, between 6-7pm, the Social Care Exchange will be hosting an informal community event focusing on bereavement, where we will profile ‘Comfort Bags’ - the inspiring new initiative from Lincoln Hospital’s chaplaincy.
Wanting to find a way to help bereaved children, hospital chaplain Pamela Beattie set up ‘Comfort Bags’ – a handmade drawstring bag made by local people, filled with donated items to help children remember their loved ones and offer comfort.
Items in the bag include memory jigsaws, forget-me-not seeds, specialist bereavement books, soft toys and journals. With support from hospital staff, volunteers and local businesses, Pamela has handed out more than 40 in the past six months.
Examples of ‘Comfort Bags’ and their thoughtful contents, will be on display at our event - including the support book ‘Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine’ created by UK's childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish.
Anyone who has been impacted by a bereavement is welcome to drop-in to the Social Care Exchange between 6pm-7pm, have a coffee and chat and meet up with other members of the community. We may not have all the answers but we are here to help and support.
For more information on ‘Comfort Bags’, please click here. Donations for the bags are welcome, please get in touch with the chaplaincy team at Lincoln County Hospital on (01522) 573080 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org