NEXT TWO MONTH'S MEETINGS

- 19th September - 8:15 : The Ups & Downs of a Wedding Photographer by John Yarrow.
- 17th October - 8:15 : Healthy Living by Christine Holland.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

KNIT-IN FOR CHYPS (HOSPICE)

West Kent Federation of WI's has 178 Institutes.
West Kent is 95 years old this year and we have been challenged to do lots of 95's.
The WI's are divided into Districts - Our District,  'Northdowns'  has 9 WI's and we decided on a
 'Knit-in' - to make 95 knitted squares and to combine them into a blanket for a charity.  

The Charity is chYps - Children and young peoples Services - A unique organisation as it is a hospice at home. Children with life limiting and life threatening conditions receive clinical care and support in their own home.   Marion Smith their fundraiser came to receive the blankets and tell us more, with the aid of slides.  Marion is in the middle (red cardigan) and our knitters around her.
 It certainly is a worthwhile cause and their contact is 01322221315 marion.smith@chyps.org

We had a lot of fun on  the day - even when a 'knitter' was given her enormous allocation of wool, she still smiled.


Here are some blankets we prepared earlier -  the magnificent one in the middle has a crochet border and should raise a lot of money when it is auctioned. 
Please contact Marion if you want to help the Charity, or Hollingbourne WI if you want to join any institute in our District.
Bearsted Green, Bearsted and Thurnham, Detling, Stockbury, 
Roseace, Madginford, Leeds, Willington,  Hollingbourne.