During April there has been a wealth of work going on behind the scenes on your behalf.
DURING FEBRUARY & MARCH a fantastic number of garments totalling 750 went to Africa
Thank you to all our volunteer sewers. Do you know that that equates to over 1,500 hours of sewing!
NOW to news - APRIL - that gloriously sunny month!
A BANK ACCOUNT - at last - thank you Lloyds one of the few now to support a community/charity account. As soon as all the final clearances are done we will also have a Just Giving page for you wonderful folks to use. WATCH FOR NEWS on the start date.
CONTACT with a number of staff at organisations who can take garments out to where they are most needed. We now have boxes sent out be distributed to FIVE different orphanages and organisations and packages to a further three. In total an estimated 700 garments and some bags and teddies.
IN ADDITION we are sending out around 550 garments to a contact to go to NEPAL and a further box of 150 as soon as we get clearance from another supporter.
Watch for more news of distributing as we go through May, several large shipments in the pipeline and not all to Africa!!
Know someone who is travelling abroad and who might take a few dresses, a school party - a church group or even just an individual? Do contact us and let us know - use the contact form - the button is at the top of the page
We need your fundraising ideas and event now. We are financing ourselves at the moment but that just cannot continue. Jacqui and I are in need of you lovely people to fundraise so that several things can happen
1. - We can post out more
2. We can visit groups and give talks and help at events
3. We can extend our flyers and posters and patterns so that we can send them out to you.
4. We can finally register as a full blown Charity - for which we need an income of several thousand each year!!
PLEASE put your ideas for fundraising below here in the comments or on our contact form - thank you. We have been very fortunate in receiving over £110 from Sophie and her friends after a sew-a-thon event.
Now there is another being organised for tomorrow (Wed 6th May by Emma in Lancashire - at the Grace and Favour shop
Located inside Marsh Mill Shopping Village, Thornton, Lancashire, FY5 4JZ
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Is there anyone who would like to run this Newsletter on line for me? It would be great to have a newsletter editor - you just need some writing skills, and be able to hunt down news then email it to me once a month - not too taxing!! Just email me to let me know if you would like to be the editor!
Thank you - Jayne
Please if you have news, photos of your groups sewing, and snippets of interest do let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org