A woman from Bushey has led a project donating over 60 quilts and gifts to St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge.
Friends Ginny Edwards, who lives in Bushey Heath and Caroline Ellis from St Albans wanted to give St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge a more cheerful Christmas and New Year.
The pair originally planned to make 27 quilts, one for each room at the refuge,
but with the support of local groups and friends and family, they donated over 60 homemade quilts. They also gifted tote bags filled with books, toiletries, face coverings and games.
Ginny said: “A lot of the people who are quilters are older people with fantastic skills who have been locked away, they wanted to do something for people but they couldn’t. It’s a way for them to give back.
“Everybody said it has given them such a feel-good factor to do something that’s made a real contribution.”
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge said: “The women have all been given a quilt and some are being used in the houses in the bedrooms and the lounges to make everywhere look more homely.”
Ginny and Caroline plan to continue the project and donate more quilts to the Refuge in 2021.
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge aims to provide a safe, comfortable, conflict free environment for women and children who are suffering domestic abuse.