Give a cold refugee a warm and woolly hug!
CRAG member Meraud has created this project for Charlbury, and if you can knit or crochet (or want to learn!) you can do wonders to help keep people warm this winter…
(Your friends from far and wide can join in too: why not send an email round family and friends, telling them what you are doing?)
Yarn bombers: now's your chance to bomb people with love and warmth!
Meraud tells us:
"Woolly Hugs (charity registration number 116741) is an online community of people making and collecting knitted and crocheted items for a variety of important causes.
One of their current projects is making blankets and other items for refugees. I thought that there might be a number of people in Charlbury who would want to contribute!
I have put a small (labelled) plastic collection box in the book room upstairs in the Corner House, and another next to the food bank box in St. Mary's.
I'm also happy to collect items directly from people who might like to contribute but are not able to get out and about.
If you have spare acrylic double-knit yarn, but no time to make anything, please leave it in the collection boxes, so I can pass it around to others with no yarn and more time!
Woolly Hugs' requirements are listed below, but please feel free to email me on MeraudFH@gmail.com or call me on 810151 if you'd like further information."
What we are collecting:
- We need 12 inch or 6 inch acrylic squares. Knit or crochet both equally welcome.
- Yarn to be used - any good quality acrylic DK, for example Stylecraft special DK.
- Any colour, any style.
- Squares equally welcome if made by beginner or expert. Truly.
- No one need think theirs wouldn't be good enough. It will be.
- We'd love to receive whole blankets, but absolutely understand time constraints.
- We'd also love to receive hats and gloves/mittens for any age, baby sized through to adult, the same for jumpers, cardigans, scarves or shawls. But we appreciate that is a very big ask. (For these items, any yarn is fine, from 100% wool to acrylic.)
Please help if you can.
Charlbury Refugee Action Group