A local blinds firm are refusing to turn a ‘blind’ eye to charity - as they take to the sewing machines to help.
Grange Moor-based Interior Goods have been making and donating fabric bags to provide comfort and pain relief for palliative care patients towards the end of their lives.
The syringe driver bags carry patients’ morphine to minimise pain.
Management assistant Lee Fisher said the project was “close to the heart” as both his parents had used the bags before they sadly passed away from cancer.
“They help to administer pain relief towards the end of your life.
“The problem is, they are often so clinical so we have created some out of our own fabrics to look and feel as normal as possible.”
Syringe driver bags can cost as much as £900 and many cancer wards across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK are in short supply.
Interior Goods, an umbrella company who also manufacture and supply blinds, have been supplying the bags to the Macmillan cancer ward at St James’ Hospital in Leeds through an organisation called Making For Charity.
Now the firm say they have plenty of the bags to spare - and are appealing to any local wards and hospices in need offering to supply them for free.
Lee added: “You’d be surprised but they are desperately in high demand.
“The ward at St James’ were so grateful to be sent the bags.”
Interior Goods were this week visited by Julie Taylor from Making For Charity.
The charity helps provides ideas and resources for industries and individuals wanting to make a difference.
Lee added: “It was great that Julie made it over to see us working away.
“The project has brought everyone in the team together and we feel honoured to be helping out in such a great cause.”