Working in the cancer support industry, you get to meet and learn of some fantastic companies, all striving to help cancer patients and their families. I recently came across a really wonderful charity called Jen’s Friends.
Jen’s Friends send out heart shaped pillows to women who have had a mastectomy or breast surgery to remove cancerous cells. The pillows are shaped to provide comfort and protection as patients heal.
Sounds great right? That’s what I thought but there is even better news........the pillows are FREE! All you have to pay for is the postage (fair enough I think). The team have a fabulous network of crafters who make the covers and donate them, following which, the Jens Friend’s lovelies stuff them with a soft, squishy filling so they are all ready to send out.
If you would like to order a pillow or would like to get one for a friend who is undergoing breast surgery, here’s how you can do it:
Go to the Jen’s Friends Facebook page and send the team a message via messenger, telling them how many pillows you need (one for a single mastectomy, 2 for a double)
Send your delivery address to them via messenger, they will contact you with instructions on how to pay the postage (£4 for 1 pillow, £6.50 for two).
Delivery can take up to 3 weeks, so it’s best to plan this in if you are going to need one. Be patient if you can, this is a charity after all and the team have busy full time jobs too!
A huge congratulations to the Jen’s Friends team and the pillow army who are sewing covers for them. If you want to donate a pillow cover or two and feel in a crafty mood, head to their Facebook page to get the instructions and pattern.