Westhead Village Hall User Group of the Month (March 2020)
Project Linus is an international charitable organisation named after the Peanuts cartoon character Linus! The West Lancashire Group has been running locally for over 2 years and meets about every 6 weeks at Westhead Village Hall. When we get together we sew quilts, which we donate to children and young people in our community. We have made over 400 quilts since we started and we have donated them to quite a few different groups. We have given them to both Ormskirk Hospital Children’s Ward and the Special Care Baby Unit. We have also given them to Barnado’s for their Young Carers Project, to MacMillan Cancer support groups in Skelmersdale and Southport and to Queens Court Hospice.
There are about 15 sewers in the group who are very keen to offer a “hug you can keep” to babies and young people who are sick or who are going through some difficulties. We have an active Facebook page which you can follow if you want to see what we do. We welcome new members and donations to help us with our work
West Lancashire Ormskirk Group
THE TRUSTEES WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE SEW SOLID CREW ON BEING TOGETHER FOR 10 YEARS AT WESTHEAD VILLAGE HALL
They are such a lovely bunch of girls. More than just a sewing class really. We share the joy when someone welcomes a new grandchild and the great sadness when a loved one dies. We share ideas and tips on sewing/knitting. We are the inspiration for each other and there’s always someone to help you out when your project is going wrong! And in small ways we’ve helped by raising money for charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Blood Bikes, and Project Linus UK. Just at the beginning of this month, our members had the chance to become Dementia Friends with the help of Emily (Dementia and Delirium Specialist Nurse at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospitals Trust) and we are currently knitting twiddlemuffs for her patients. I have attached a photo taken at the end of Emily’s evening with us.
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