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CROXLEY NEEDLECRAFTERS: Children’s charity benefit from groups skill and generosity  

 Published on: 3rd November 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

A community group in Croxley have donated 67 quilts and blankets to a children’s charity.

Croxley Needlecrafters have put in a mammoth effort to make 36 quilts, 15 blankets and 16 quilt tops which will go to a children’s charity called Project Linus Oxfordshire.

The charity aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through homemade patchwork quilts and knitted blankets.

Those made by Croxley Needlecrafters will go to children in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with some going to other children in the area.

Stella Davis from Croxley Needlecrafters told the magazine: “I think they are all amazing and I’m so thankful those who pitched in with the making and donating wool and fabric and giving up precious time.

“Thanks also to The Craft Cotton Co for their very generous donation of fabrics.

“I delivered 36 completed quilts, 15 blankets and 16 quilt tops – just the top layer of a quilt, with the wadding and backing added by Project Linus Oxfordshire’s coordinator who has a quilting machine.

“Some knitted Christmas stockings were also donated after they were made by Gwen Brickell.

“The blankets were passed on to the fostering agency in Witney the same afternoon they were delivered.

“Most of the quilts will be taken to children in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, some will go to other deserving children.”

Croxley Needlecrafters are on the lookout for new stitchers and offer new members a friendly welcome.

They meet twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the rear of Croxley Methodist Church, New Road.

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