Why is there a giant ball of wool in Victoria station?

Giant ball of wool in Reading Station

If you’ve seen a giant blue ball of wool in Reading Station, don’t worry – you are not seeing things! We created the installation to raise awareness of how important it is to be someone’s connecting thread when they’re going through a difficult time.

What do you mean, connecting thread?


It’s really important that we all feel a sense of connection with others when we’re going through a hard time, and have access to the right support. That’s why we’ve recently launched The Sue Ryder Online Community and Support, a safe place for people who are grieving, providing practical advice and support, and an opportunity to share what they’re going through with others who understand.

We want to help as many people as we can, so to promote our online community, we visited Reading station and asked the public to share their words of support with people they care about, or even complete strangers.

 Share your words of support using the hashtag #connectingthread.