Monday, 13 October 2008

Quilts for Belarus Update

On Wednesday last week we invited Jack and Elaine Cooper from the charity 'Friends of Belarus' to talk to our Embroidery Group and to show slides of the children receiving quilts we sent at Easter. The pictures are not great but I will share them so you get a feel for how the evening went. You can click on them to enlarge them if you want a closer look! We donated another 30 quilts to go to Belarus for Easter 2009. Some of them are displayed on the screen top left of the photo.
Jack brought some of the traditional crafts made by the children in the school they support in Belarus.
Lots of our members knit and crochet hats, scarves, blankets etc for the children. These are some we sent with him on Wednesday.
Three of our members put together stalls selling items which they had made - all the profits went to Jack.
Altogether we raised £300 cash for Jack's next trip and Jack and Elaine went home with a car bulging with donated quilts, knitted items and donated clothing. What a great result!

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