Call out to our Knitters !!!

1000s1000sThe Queen Alexander’s Department of Rheumatology are looking for nimble-fingered knitters to get out the needles and wool and craft us some Funky Gloves. If knitting’s your passion, could you help to create some little amazing funky gloves for their Glove Sale on Wednesday 1st February 2017?

The event will be part of their “Wear your gloves” campaign to raise awareness of Raynauds.  Raynaud’s phenomenon is a common condition that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body – usually the fingers and toes. Raynaud’s is usually triggered by cold temperatures, anxiety or stress. The condition occurs because the blood vessels go into a temporary spasm, which blocks the flow of blood. This causes the affected area to change colour to white, then blue and then red, as the blood flow returns. People with Raynauds also experience numbness, pain, and pins and needles. Symptoms of Raynaud’s can last from a few minutes to several hours.

Donations of knitted gloves can be dropped off in the Department of rheumatology- Queen Alexandra Hospital any time to the day of the 1st February 2017.