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Programme Report – April to June 2020

The 70th Anniversary Year ended well with the Foodbank collecting the final 7 boxes of food, so we achieved the aim of donating 70 boxes to celebrate our 70th Anniversary.

As the club won’t be going on a summer outing donations have been requested in lieu, to send to the Foodbank at this time.

We also reached the aim of creating 70 Twiddlemuffs which will be sent to
Knit for Peace after lockdown ends and they can accept them.

Overalls

Some of our members came together, appropriately socially distanced, for an afternoon tea to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day with neighbours in Norley and Cuddington, and in Hartford and Weaverham. Louise, unsurprisingly, dressed up and the picture was in the Northwich Guardian.

Neo-natal Cardigans

A request was sent from Motherwell, our President’s charity from last year for knitted hearts and flowers to put into bags they are giving to women to support them.

In addition there was a request for sanitary products and toiletries for girls who are without these because they are not at school, and products were provided to support them.

Lap Blankets
Food Bank

Louise and Barbara got their sewing machines out and sewed scrubs and bags for them to go into the washing machine in – for Love for Scrubs, coordinated by a Soroptimist from the Warrington club who lives on Kingsmead who sent them where they were needed.

VE Day Celebrations

Further knitting was done when there was an appeal from the Neo Natal Unit at Leighton for cardigans for premature babies, an ongoing project now.

Toiletry Items

There have also been lockdown lap blankets created for elderly people as requested by Knit for Peace.

House of Commons Logo

Meanwhile, there have been lobbying  letters sent to our MPs in relation to the Domestic Abuse Bill which is back before Parliament asking for their position, and to the scrutiny committee about the position of women in prison for offences committed as a result of Domestic Abuse.

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