So far, we have made 1,000s of metres of bias binding for facemasks, cut out 100s of masks to the approved pattern, collected and donated many, many bags of fabric for facemasks, and co-ordinated one of the volunteer groups. This work is ongoing – especially as masks will be compulsory on public transport and when visiting hospitals. We’re always ready to accept offers of help from non-members.
One of the main beneficiaries of our knitting and crocheting efforts is the Kori development project at Taiama in the Kori district of Sierra Leone. See more at https://koridp.org/ The project helps everyone in the community. This is a charity led by S.I. Thames valley, one whose members often comes to Dorset on holiday. We have contributed hats, jumpers and blankets for babies born in the clinic. This incentive has encouraged much larger numbers of women to have their babies in the clinic, meaning safer births and enabling the babies to be vaccinated much earlier than before. We have now begun to knit items for larger babies.
Poole Soroptimists have made Bottle Hats to contribute to the project between Age UK and Innocent: “The innocent big knit”. The picture shows the collection of hats we knitted for the project, our contribution to the 1.5 million hats they received! For every little knitted hat contributed, Innocent donates 25p to Age UK and so far they have raised £2.5 million. Buying a smoothie with a little hat on it is such a fun way of making a donation to Help The Aged!
We know that in some parts of the world, keeping bees can greatly improve the nutrition and finances of poor families. Bees Abroad works to educate and empower bee-keeping, and we are proud to have given £1,600, raised over two years, to a project in Uganda.
Our next meeting will be a charter dinner at Broadstone Golf Club, Monday 14th October Meetings are held at Salterns Marina on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm Upcoming meetings: 11 November 2019 December TBC 13th January 2020 10th February 2020 9th March 2020