Buttons and Bows

Buttons and Bows Workshop – Hest Bank

Are you are someone who likes to sew, knit or crochet? If you would like to make blankets, clothes & toys; then this group is for you!

The items made are sent to charitable groups (already known to us) who work with abandoned and / or orphaned children (boys & girls) and those in need of help from birth to fourteen years of age.

We support recognised work in the following countries: Zambia, Uganda, Gambia, Malawi, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic & Romania.We also work with another group to make extra-large blankets for distribution throughout Ethiopia. These are given to very young women who have needed specialised post-natal surgery. The blankets are given as comfort for themselves and their baby.

Local children are not forgotten. We also create special blankets & hats for premature babies through Project Linus a local charity that distributes to children in intensive care in the region.

Foundling or abandoned babies, unfortunately are a phenomenon that occurs throughout the world. We cannot stop it but we can and do make a difference, one tiny bit at a time. The turning wheel; a revolving cradle or device to aid anonymous abandonment of infants was outlawed in England over a hundred years ago, has been re-introduced in the EU but now called a baby box.
This maybe happening elsewhere. My husband and I saw these baby boxes as they are now called for ourselves last year and is a stark reality of what is happening.
Kate Adie a foundling herself has written a book, Nobody’s Child, I can recommend this book.
Kate goes into this problem in great detail both historically and modern day.
Doing a little when we can, does make a difference. When we look back over the years of this work, I wonder how many little lives have been touched by practical concern and care. Some of these children do not get fostered or find permanent homes, so we make clothes for boys and girls up to the age 13/14.

WHEN: Our workshop is held on the first Tuesday of the month.

WHERE: The Memorial Hall, Slyne-with-Hest. Time: 1-30pm until 3-30pm.

There is a bus stop right outside the door. Easy access.

An extended THANK YOU to all the community for your unseen help in offering wool and soft cotton material and items made at home. Every gift made has a direct effect and can make all the difference to a child.

If you would like to know more my name is Susan Rae and I can be contacted on 01524 823928


Don’t just throw it away – give it away!  You might not want it but someone just around the corner might.  Nationwide with groups in Lancaster and Carnforth.

Furniture Matters – Free Courses

Why throw money away on costly repair bills when you can do it yourself? 

All you need is the right training and you can get that from one of  Furniture Matters –  FREE courses.  

If you are currently out of work and aged between 19 and 65 you can secure a place on one of our free training courses held at Furniture Matters, Vickers Industrial Estate, Mellishaw Lane,  Morecambe LA3 3FB . 

For more details or to book please call or email.

Stories at The Storey

Stories at The Storey is a true story open-mic night and is looking for performers, students, community members, staff, visitors and anyone with a true story to share. We are interested in true, engaging stories told well.

The events are the last Thursday of each month. The theme changes monthly, if you have an engaging story that loosely explores the month’s theme, we would love to hear it. Please email for the month’s theme, for more information or for a 3-5 minute slot.

Event brought to you by Yvonne and Naomi; sponsored by Grad College.

Last Thursday of the month Time: 7-8 PM
The Storey (The Music Room)
Dress: Casual
Stories at The Storey: Real people; Real Stories.
Light refreshments will be served