Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Staplegrove

Letter to Lovely Knitters

30 Oct 2020, midnight
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Dear Lovely Knitters,

I hope you are keeping well and enjoying some time outside as well as still enjoying knitting.

We have been able to deliver most of your knitting. Gill Light and Jean Hole took six bags to RAFT, which included cardigans, jumpers and beanie hats for children. Two lovely colourful blankets and two men’s jumpers for the camp at Calais. The volunteers at RAFT couldn’t believe the amount taken! They have enough beanie hats meantime.

Martin and I took three bags to CRY which we think will go to Romania and then we delivered to the charity ‘Baby Basics’ and they were delighted to have first size matinee jackets and cardigans, cot covers and three lovely baby shawls. These items get given to first time mums who find it difficult to buy these things. Others provide nappies and toiletries.

We have a bag of beanie hats and scarves for Open Door.

On- going needs-:

Blankets are always needed, for Calais,MPH and Open Door.

Baby Basics would like some bigger sizes cardigans - between 3-6 months. Larger size cot blankets for Moses basket size.

MPH always need baby hats.

Monkton Elm no longer sell wool and Wilco seemed to have stopped.

However I hear Otter Nurseries have wool and of course Chaplins.

On line Love Crafts has some good deals.

I am sorry I haven’t any wool to pass on to you but I will keep asking through the Journal. Perhaps charity shops may have some and perhaps you could ask around your neighbours or family.

Finally, although not strictly knitting , RAFT are appealing for small tents and sleeping bags.

In the meantime keep well, cheerful and safe and as ever thank you for all you do to help so many.

With my best wishes

Alison