Sewing from the heart in Costa Blanca's Alfaz

PRACTICAL: Cushions help to prevent chafing after mastectomy. Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

ALFAZ’S health department is organising a sewing circle throughout February to make cushions for cancer patients.
The weekly workshop is held from 11am until 1pm each Thursday morning at the L’Alfas+ Social Centre and anybody who knows how to sew and wishes to take part is welcome, said Health councillor Marisa Cortes. Volunteers meet to make heart-shaped cushions for women who have undergone mastectomies, and brightly-coloured cushions for children with cancer.
“The heart-shaped cushions help to relieve the after-effects of the operation, as they support the shoulder muscles prevent the arm from rubbing against the wound,” Cortes explained. The cushions will be donated to Anemona, the Marina Baja support cancer group for women with cancer, who will give them to recently-operated members. The children’s cushions will go to ASPANION, an association for the parents of children with cancer.

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