Forty days to knit 40 blankets? No problem
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.
Displaying the blankets knitted for the homeless in the Big Knit in Smeeth