An Inspired Recycling Project

Amanda Absalom-Lowe presenting the dignity bibs to Patricia Coombs, Paul Sartori clinical coordinator (left), and Toni Dorkings, Paul Sartori community fundraiser (right)

Recently Amanda Absalom-Lowe visited Paul Sartori House to deliver some dignity bibs and dignity scarves for patients. These bibs and scarves are designed to look like normal items of clothing for the patients to wear over the
their own clothing, not only during mealtimes but also for patients with hypersalivation.

The dignity bibs were designed and sewn by volunteer Ann Morris during the covid lockdown. All of the items
of clothing used had been donated by the community. They also recycled old shower curtains, duvet sets and pillowcases into emergency wash bags, laundry bags and even dusters and face wipes.

Amanda and Ann decided to undertake this project as they felt that there were too many items of unwanted
clothing going to landfill, or that they could not even be sold in the charity shops for £1. There was more value in
transforming these items into something else to help patients at the end of life.

Amanda said: “We are very pleased that these will help keep people’s dignity and that this will
hopefully be a new sewing project for the future. We would also like to thank Ann Morris for kindly sewing these

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness.

Further information from or by phoning 01437 763223.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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