“The Stitchery” Drop-in Sewing Group, all abilities, Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30pm £1 per session
“Knit2Together” Drop-in Knitting Group, all abilities, Thursday 12.30 – 2.30pm £1 per session
Drop-in Computer Sessions, all abilities, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 – 12noon £1 per session
Bentham Pottery, Oysterber Farm, Low Bentham
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.
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.
Lancaster Woodcraft Folk
Group night activities for the Woodchips (4s to 6s) and the Elfins (7s to 9s)
Contact Damian Randle for details