Children’s wash bag project

For anyone, being admitted to hospital, especially if at short notice, is worrying, and can be especially upsetting for patients who are children – this might be the first time they have spent much time away from their parents.

Through Mothers’ Union branches and local churches, children and their parents are invited to fill a wash bag with a collection of suitable and new, wrapped items, which are then passed on to a project coordinator who makes arrangements for the bags to be given to the local hospital. The church congregation will then pray for the children who will soon be receiving these bags.

The member who organises this initiative explains that not only do the children in hospital benefit, but the children who help put the bags together tell her that they “like to do this for children like us who are in hospital”.