Could you knit Hearts for the Hospice?


At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, local supporters started crafting pairs of knitted hearts and donating them to the Hospice in their hundreds and thousands.  Whilst patients and families were separated due to the restrictions in place at the time, the hearts were used to make them feel connected whilst apart.  One heart was given to a patient, and the other taken home with family.

Even now restrictions have been lifted the Palliative Care team at the Hospice and on the wards in Stoke  Mandeville Hospital continue to offer the hearts to patients and families, who find them a real source of comfort.

“Having something to touch and hold, knowing that their loved one has the exact matching thing with them is very special and we know the hearts provide great comfort to our patients and their families,” says Liz Monaghan, Lead Nurse for Palliative and End of Life Care at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

The stock of hearts built up during the pandemic is now running low and the team are appealing to local crafters to pick up their knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing needles and send in their pairs of crafted hearts.


The hearts can be brought to the Hospice at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or to Florence Nightingale Hospice Chairty’s offices on Walton Street in Aylesbury.

Please see the button below for measurements and details about the Heart’s themselves.

The Hearts can be dropped off at the Hospice at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or to the charity’s offices on Walton Street in Aylesbury.

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