Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September Meeting

Tonight was the start of our new knitting year at club, so it had to be the AGM. All matters were dealt with in a timely manner, and we decided to support two charities this year, the Friends of the Royal Marsden, which we do each year, and also SANDS, by knitting small blankets, hats, jackets.

This evening we had a visit and very interesting talk from Kathy M, who told us about SANDS, the Still born and Neonatal Death Society, who support families at these sad times. We learnt a lot about what they do, and how they need help from the public. They have just started a campaign called Why 17, to raise awareness and get funding for research, into the fact that 17 babies a day die in this country either before, at or within 28 days of birth. A very shocking statistic! As knitters we can support them by making small blankets, hats, jackets which will be donated to the parents for their babies, and then kept in a memory box. It does not take long to make these small items which will mean so much to some, so we are hoping to donate generously.

For our challenge this year we decided to make blankets, which will then be donated to SANDS. So get knitting ladies!

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