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Volunteers design and produce craft-making kits, for the purpose of donating to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for patients to use during their stay. We also work with charities (i.e. Post Pal) and design custom made cards for seriously ill children.
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Due to the coronavirus the Crafting Happiness sessions will be held online until it is safe to resume in-person activities.
Crafting happiness supports UHCW Charity in offering creative art packs for the Hospital’s Healing Arts Programme, distributed via Artie the art cart which visits wards daily in an effort to cheer up patients and offer free crafts and games. The arts have a key role in improving the wellbeing and health of patients and can help to speed up recovery. We also support charities such as Post Pal.
Sessions are held on campus. Volunteers meet to design prototypes and make deconstructed crafts packs. Volunteers make a range of different craft packs and cards for different occasions including birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc.
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Due to the coronavirus the Crafting Happiness sessions will be held online until it is safe to resume in-person activities. Sessions are held every Wednesday from 4 to 6pm (BST).
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Volunteering is flexible as you can attend as many sessions as you want and join at any time during the year.
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No previous experience is required. Enthusiasm and joy to give back to the community is all we need.
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How to get involved
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Due to the coronavirus the Crafting Happiness sessions will be held online until it is safe to resume in-person activities. Please register your interest here if you would like to join the project.
Visit the Crafting Happiness Facebook Group
For more information about the Healing Arts charity please visit:
For more information on how we design cards for children please visit:
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Why get involved?
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Crafting happiness is a great way to de-stress, do something good and have fun whilst making new friends. More than that, a great addition to your CV!
Read Jinghann's blog about her experience with Crafting Happiness
Read Soumya's blog about volunteering with Crafting Happiness