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The saying ‘when one door closes, another opens’ is certainly true since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Over the past year the club has made syringe driver bags for Ipswich Hospital for end-of-life and palliative care patients.  To the end of March 2020 approx 130 bags were donated.  Since lockdown a member has made round about 50!  She has slowed down a bit in case she runs out of material (all of which has been donated).

We are not sure when we will be able to take them to the hospital, but at least we are doing something positive and will help somebody when they need such an item.



THEN …..

For the Ipswich Lighthouse ‘2.6 Challenge’ (in lieu of the London Marathon) to raise funds on 26th April a member is making 26 drawstring cotton toiletry bags to sell so that people can fill them with basic toiletry items for the women going into the refuge.  Or, they can just use them for themselves.  We don’t mind so long as people buy them to raise some much needed funds.

We have orders for 13 already, so the member had better get sewing!

So, perhaps we may get some spare time soon.

Another member, is undertaking a walking challenge (not quite on the scale of Captain Tom Moore) around her village.

Good luck to everyone undertaking a 2.6 Challenge.

UPDATE All 26 bags completed – an absolute marathon.  Brilliant.