The Olivia Holmes Foundation Wiggly Bag Appeal
By Omhfoundation | Friday, January 25, 2013, 16:53
Whether your'e an expert with a needle and thread or an enthusiastic beginner, we've got the perfect charity drive for stitchers of all abilities. We are appealing for crafters to make Wiggly Bags to be donated to hospitals that treat children with cancer.
A Wiggly bag is a special fabric bag thats protects the end of a Hickman Line (aka Central Line or Wiggly) which is a cannula tha goes into a blood vessel and passed through to one of the big blood vessels next to the heart.
The line is used to take blood, administer chemotherapy and fluids as well as transfuse blood and platelets. Wiggly Bags are essential to keep the line clean and prevent it from tangling.
The Olivia Holmes Foundation aims to raise awareness and generate funds to improve the lives of children with cancer.
Lisa & Nick Holmes (Olivia's Parents) set up the charity after they experienced the effects of living with a child receiving cancer treatment. The charity wants to improve the hospital room environment, the outside space and the lives of children and families affected.
How You Can Help
It only takes minutes to make a Wiggly Bag - they're a great way of using leftover fabric from other projects, perfect for making in your lunch break and a fun project to pick up and spend an hour on in the evening. Each bag is made from two 6in squares, a strip of sew-on velcro and four cotton tape ties or ribbon.
For a step by step tutorial please email Lisa on firstname.lastname@example.org
Then pick colourful material with fun patterns that children with love (both boys and girls please and don't forget the older children!!)