Forty days to knit 40 blan­kets? No prob­lem

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

An Easter ini­tia­tive helped make more than 40 blan­kets for home­less peo­ple in Kent.

The Big Knit, held at the Oak Room in Smeeth, was or­gan­ised by St Mary’s at Smeeth church.

The aim was to knit 40 blan­kets over 40 days of Lent, with vol­un­teers of­fer­ing to knit and sew squares.

Forty-three were made al­to­gether, and they have been asked to pro­duce more.

Church war­den for St Mary’s at Smeeth Di Dawson said: “Over 140 peo­ple were ac­tu­ally in­volved in the Oak Room over the 40 days.

“We had over 30 chil­dren in­volved as well. We have had squares sent to us from all over the coun­try and one from Spain. The Oak Room was never empty.”

The adult blan­kets will go to the home­less hostel in Canterbury run by Churches To­gether, and the cot blan­kets will be do­nated to the Church Hous­ing Trust.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4737418

Dis­play­ing the blan­kets knitted for the home­less in the Big Knit in Smeeth

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