Quilts provide ton of comfort for patients

Comfort Quilts Against Cancer chairwoman Bronwyn Dunn with one of the quilts the group has made for breast cancer patients.
Comfort Quilts Against Cancer chairwoman Bronwyn Dunn with one of the quilts the group has made for breast cancer patients.

More than 100 quilts have been made and sent out to breast cancer patients living in regional Australia since the organisation started 14 months ago.

Chairwoman Bronwyn Dunn said the group struggled to keep up with demand for quilts because of a shortage of volunteers.

‘Realistically, 10 more volunteers would take the pressure off the volunteers who are now making the quilts,’ Mrs Dunn said.

Mrs Dunn said sending off the 100th quilt was ‘a huge achievement’.

‘The first quilt went to a lovely lady in York and the 100th quilt went to a lady in Bunbury,’ she said.

Mrs Dunn said the positive feedback from patients who received the quilts was motivation for her to keep the organisation going.

‘I know how much a simple quilt can impact on someone’s life,’ Mrs Dunn said.

‘We get fantastic feedback. People will call and tell us how much the quilt meant to them. We need to keep getting the word out about the organisation and make sure women who are eligible can receive a quilt.’

For more information or to volunteer, visit the Comfort Quilts Against Cancer facebook page.