The red box project wokingham and reading
Project Linus is named after the secruity blanket toting character from Peanuts comic strip and came to the UK in 2000. They aim to provide comforters to cancer patients, seriously ill, abused, bereaved or traumatised children from premature birth to 16 years old. Project Linus UK is 100% volunteer-based non-profit making so they rely on financial donations, unfinished quilting projects, fabric and sewing threads. If you would like to know more please go to their website www.projectlinus.co.uk
I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch and attend a hand over of finished quilts made by the generous ladies of Bracknell & Wokingham quilting group to Val the Surrey co-ordinator last Friday at Emmbrook Village Hall, they had managed to make 93 wonderful quilts for this worth while cause.
Please could we receive all squares by end of September which will be made into blankets for distribution over the coming winter.
The Blanket Box Project aims to provide homemade blankets to those who need them most.
So if you have any yarn left over from projects and you would like to help please knit or crochet squares which can then be joined to make blankets. It does not matter what gauge the yarn is, the only requirement is that they measure as near as possible to 20 cm by 20cm. Once you have made them you can drop them off at Stitchery do.
Facebook: The Blanket Box Project