Busy with knitting for homeless
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’