Busy with knit­ting for home­less

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Pupils at Brabourne Pri­mary School have joined in en­thu­si­as­ti­cally with Smeeth Church’s Lent project The Big Knit.

More than 30 chil­dren have been at­tend­ing a lunch time club to learn to knit, sup­ported by the lo­cal WI as well as par­ents and gov­er­nors.

So far the group has pro­duced nearly 60 squares that will be sewn into blan­kets for the home­less by vol­un­teers from Smeeth Church.

Head teacher An­drew Sta­p­ley said: “This has been a great project to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether. So many of the chil­dren have learnt a new skill and we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port of the WI and the church.”

The Big Knit in­volves a team of vol­un­teers in a chal­lenge to knit 28 patch­work blan­kets for a hos­tel for the home­less in Can­ter­bury and 12 cot blan­kets for a church hous­ing scheme for moth­ers and ba­bies. That’s a to­tal of 40 patch­work blan­kets to be knit­ted, sewn and edged in 40 days from 12,276 10cm squares. The cast on date for the Big Knit was March 2, with the fin­ish on Mon­day, April 10.

For more in­for­ma­tion, to donate squares or money, please con­tact the­bigknit2017@gmail. com or visit the Face­book page The Big Knit 2017. Donate at www.justgiv­ing.com/TheBigKnit

Pupils at Brabourne School have been sup­port­ing Smeeth Church’s Lent project ‘The Big Knit’

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