Kindness & donations updates..
I asked for donations to buy more wool for the Ladies who Knit. But we are in a cost-of-living crisis and money is tight; however, wool and kindness aren’t.
So, a huge thank you to everyone who gave me their spare wool. This includes Julie Hough from the Foster Care Co-Operative Charity, and ladies who said, ‘we don’t have any money, but there’s balls of wool here. Will that help?’
And thank you to Amazon, who when I asked if they could help, did exactly that. This week I am collecting wool and blankets from them and donating them to the Higher Fold Community Centre for the Warm Packs Appeal.
Also, thank you to everyone for your donations, as you can see, your kindness is awesome. Thank you everyone for your support. You are wonderful…
‘Knitted toys help Mums at Christmas appeal…’
I asked the Ladies who Knit if they would knit toys that we could give to Mums in our community and Sure Start centres. God bless them, they did, and we are happily donating toys to local Christmas fayres to give Father Christmas, Mums and Nana’s a hand and help keep their money in their purses.
‘Knitted Baby Clothes to help Mums in Winter appeal…’
Thanks to the ladies who knit, we have donated over 5000 beautiful, knitted clothes and blankets to keep little ones warm, and prevent families from becoming vulnerable. After all, it takes a village to raise a child…
Warm Packs Appeal- Higher Fold Community Centre.
Higher Folds Community Centre is a community centre with a heart as they prepare Warm Packs to help people in need this winter. A huge thank you to Amazon who responded to the request for help. Now, Higher Fold Community centre will have all the blankets they need to keep people warm on their estate this winter…
Salford Food Parcels
I have supported Salford Food Parcels for years by writing campaigns, free of charge to help people find emergency food parcels in Salford. If you need help, don’t struggle; contact me on the link below and I will arrange for a food parcel for you.
‘Emergency Food Parcels Campaign…’
Salford Food Parcels is a community project run by Yvonne & Martin Simms and volunteers providing emergency food in the cost-of-living crisis. It is a lifeline for people as the cost-of-living crisis escalates. If you need help, please get in touch on the link below…
One good turn deserves another…
Salford media student, Georgina, got in touch after reading a Verve CIC Facebook post. She was intrigued by the Ladies who Knit because they had no personal or political gain, and she wanted to write about them for her studies. Georgina said, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ And she’s right. Georgina, your compassion, and kindness are beautiful; Thank you x
It takes a village to raise a child…
Georgina spoke the truth. To raise a child, we need more than one person. We need a village of people with no personal or political gain who want to help because they have a kind heart and know that helping others is the right thing to do.
We have endured 12 years of austerity and a pandemic, and our children have been fantastic. That’s due to children having loving families and living in a community who have each other’s backs when it’s needed most.
Sadly, many children and adults don’t have that support.
More children are in care because of labels like poverty and neglect. Sadly, many parents worry their children may go into care because they can’t afford to look after them.
Also, the cost-of-living crisis means the price of knitted babies and children’s clothes has shot up. So, we keep knitting baby clothes and toys and donating straight to Mums in our community to help save money in their purses to put the heating on and food on the table.
Thankfully, charities, community groups and businesses have come together and are quietly get on with helping each other; without personal or political gain. They do it because its the right thing to do and our children deserve better.
Thank everyone for your support; we will make a difference together.
If you would like to donate knitted items, wool, or donate towards the cost of these campaigns, please get in touch on the form below or click on the Pay Pal link.
I recruit foster carers for the Not-for-Profit sector and to keep children within the communities they live and provide support networks to help families when they become vulnerable.
I also recruit Armed Forces Veterans to mentor young people in schools to prevent exclusion and reduce criminal exploitation with Major Chris Chudleigh in the Re-Engage programme.
I do what I do, because, like many others, I care and, together, we are stronger…