Church members sew up health-care support

St. Philip’s Church parishioners and community members of Cedar reached out and connected with the world.

Rev. Howie Adan of St. Philip’s Anglican Church does his part during the church’s Jan Parfitt Memorial Sewing Day last month. Volunteers made 29 hospital gowns and 30 blankets for health clinics in Guatemala.

Rev. Howie Adan of St. Philip’s Anglican Church does his part during the church’s Jan Parfitt Memorial Sewing Day last month. Volunteers made 29 hospital gowns and 30 blankets for health clinics in Guatemala.

St. Philip’s Church parishioners and community members of Cedar reached out and connected with the world beyond to support health clinics in Guatemala.

Twenty-four volunteers took part in the   Jan Parfitt Memorial Sewing Day, Jan. 20, sewing hospital gowns, blankets and no-nos for the patients attending the clinics.

No-nos are aids to help children not to bend their elbow so that they cannot touch their surgery.

The group made 29 hospital gowns, 30 blankets and almost 100 no-nos in their six-hour day, working factory style with a can-do attitude.

Some cut material, others, including Rev. Howie Adan, ironed, some sewed on ties, while others serged or sewed a specific part of the garments.

Diana Slater, of St Philip’s, said the connection to the children in Guatemala created sparks of enthusiasm and love because the group had never done anything like this before.

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