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COMMUNITY EFFORT: Northwood knitting group donates blankets to women’s safehouse

 Published on: 7th February 2020   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A community knitting project that encourages residents to come together has made over 18 blankets for local women’s safehouses.

The group Squares R Us knit happy squares for happy blankets and donate the finished products to those who need them the most in the community. 

Northwood resident Dyana decided to create Squares R Us after seeing a social media post of knitted squares being made into blankets. The local project allows people to come together for a purpose, socialise and knit for good causes.

Dyana told MyNorthwoodNews: “The happy blankets go to women who have been abused or trafficked and refuges, the women love to wrap the blankets around them as it makes them feel secure.

“There is so much more to the project than a few people sitting and knitting squares. We put so much energy and love into what we create. It is nice for people to get to know each other in the process of helping others.”

Dyana believes Squares R Us helps people feel they are doing something purposeful. When Northwood resident Sylvia moved into a care home, she spent time knitting squares for the project, helping her stay connected to the community. 

Square R Us began in January 2019 and Dyana hopes to get more people involved and create more blankets for a range of local causes.

The group meets at The Well in St John’s United Reformed Church on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30-3.30pm and in Oasis Lounge at Northwood Methodist Church on Wednesday mornings from 10.30-11.30am. 

For more information about the Squares R Us project, contact Dyana at communityenhancer@gmail.com or 01923 829166.

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