Charity

We are proud to support local charities through our biennial quilt show. At our AGM in December 2019 cheques for £500 were presented to representatives of Snowdrop Trust & Cancerwise and since the outbreak of Coronavirus, another £500 has been donated to each charity

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Our Chair, Suzanne Boulter presenting cheques to Snowdrop Trust and Cancerwise

Our January meeting is usually dedicated to making quilts for charity, in 2016 we made more than 30 quilts for Project Linus in Cumbria for flood victims there, examples can be seen at the top of the page.

Early in 2020, our members were busy sewing syringe driver bags. Many people use syringe drivers which deliver pain relief medication at set times around the clock and they can be popped into a discreet or jazzy shoulder bag and people can go about their day without drawing attention.

With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, there was a huge need for scrubs, scrubs bags, masks and various other things to support our NHS and an army of people started to produce what was required including our members. The photos show some of the bags and scrubs made by our member Anna Clare who is also doing a great job of modelling the scrubs, all made with love and care.

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In October 2020, The Snowdrop Trust launched the Snowdrop Quilt of Hope. They asked supporters to follow a pattern of a snowdrop, they would then be stitched together to be raffled in 2021. Some of our members took part and this one is by Jenny Durman.