Coordinator Jane Cooper
The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday morning in the month at 10:00 am at a member’s house. Some of the sessions are lead by a member if they want to share their interest and sometimes members bring their own work to do.
There is space new members for this group please contact the coordinator for more details
During the year we have learnt new knitting and crocheting techniques, wool felted to make a bowl, various forms of paper crafting and Christmas decorations.
Members during the year have collected items for Samaritan Purse Boxes. These have included sewn and knitted bags, scarves, hats and games as well as toys, pencils, games etc suitable for children up to 15 who wouldn’t usually receive presents.
Operation Christmas Child
Below is a photo of the "shoe boxes" we have put together for "Operation Christmas Child". We filled 14 in total. Each box is crammed with items such as pencil cases and stationary/craft items, socks, gloves, beanie hats, small toys and games, wash bags, flannels, hair brushes, combs and hair accessories and all manner of goodies, age and sex appropriate to the label on the outside Many of the items inside have been made over the past year by us. From us they go to a local church and then on to one of the depots in the UK where the Samaritans Purse Charity checks the many thousands that they receive each year before being shipped all over the world to children in need.
We also have to send a donation with each shoe box to help with transportation costs etc.
If anyone wants to know more about this project, details can be found on their website www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
We have met twice in the last few months to make some charity shoe boxes. The group has made items for these boxes. We have also knitted hats for the University hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. Every new baby is given a hat.
For more information please telephone 01676 530422