Winter 2020

Charity CW+ commissions Denzil Forrester to design #ScarfUp scarf for vulnerable patients

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, England

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s official charity CW+ have commissioned a group of contemporary artists to design scarves for patients with respiratory problems this winter. The project aims to spread awareness and help prevent vulnerable patients from suffering COPD, asthma or Covid-19 related attacks. Volunteer community knitters can download the artists' designs from the charity's website and knit the scarves for the hospital to distribute to patients. 

Artists involved in #ScarfUp include A Space Between, Annie Morris, Bryony Phipps-Wardle, Caragh Thuring, Charlotte Cranidge, Denzil Forrester, Michael Landy, Supermundane and Victoria Delphine Moore.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s medical director Gary Davies said: “As we head into winter, it is important that patients with asthma and COPD, as well as those recovering from Covid-19, are able to protect themselves from cold air and respiratory illnesses. Thanks to these artists and our volunteer knitters, we hope that this initiative will support our patients over the winter and reduce the number of exacerbations.”

Trystan Hawkins, Director of Patient Environment at CW+ added: “With different designs from so many talented artists, we hope that there will be a scarf to suit everyone. Our main aim is to help patients with respiratory diseases, and to send them a message of love and wellness using these unique scarf designs.”

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