Sacred Heart create knitted hearts for beareaved families during the pandemic

Sacred Heart create knitted hearts for beareaved families during the pandemic

by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

SACRED Heart have been ‘coming together and pulling out all the stops’ during the coronavirus lockdown – making knitted hearts for the relatives of those who have lost loved ones to the virus.

A spokesperson for Sacred Heart Catholic College on Liverpool Road, Crosby said: “We are renowned for coming together and pulling out all the stops in times of need and none more so during the coronavirus crisis.

“As well as staff volunteering to keep the College open and running to enable parents who are key workers go to work, family, friends, neighbours and just about everybody connected with the Sacred Heart family is doing their bit.

“Rose Campbell, mother of our very own Mrs Campbell, along with Rose’s sister Pauline, answered an SOS from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for knitted matching hearts.”

A spokesman for the hospital explains: “The idea is that the hearts are given to the relatives of those bereaved in intensive care as they are not allowed visitors. One heart will be kept with their loved one as they pass away, another matching one will be sent to their relative in a card from us so they can still share something physical with their loved one after they have passed.”

The kind work did not stop there, as another SOS was answered by one of Sacred Heart’s PTA members and her neighbours.

With the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the country’s NHS hospitals and care homes currently dominating the news, PTA member, Gail Robinson-Burns, along with her neighbours, have set about producing face masks for distribution amongst those within the NHS.

Headteacher Ian Walker said: “Sacred Heart has long played a strong hand in its charity and community service work, so please do get involved if you can in the current campaign. I am sure there will be other campaigns to follow and, unfortunately, they will be needed too.”

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