Project Linus Lancashire
– Made with Love
After the success of our Silver Surfers’ outreach work last term supporting Age UK, the Sixth Form Charity team were excited to be supporting ‘Lancashire Project Linus’. After welcoming Mrs Hilary McCumiskey from the charity into school a few weeks ago to introduce the project to the students, they set about helping to make comfort blankets to give to children who are in need of comfort due to premature birth, bereavement or other difficulties.
The Sixth Formers were delighted to be helping this cause and also held a Cake Sale to try and raise money for fabric. They asked for donations of any fabric (100% cotton) to assist in the creation of the blankets and were delighted to receive bundles of material from generous donors.
Some pupils were more exprienced than others with a needle and thread but this didn’t stop everyone playing apart in learning how to make a quilt, from measuring and cutting out squares to creating the design and finally stitching them together.
The students worked extremely hard and with the assistance of Hilary who came in once again, the blankets started to come together and finally the wonderful creations were ready to send out to those in need. A lot of love and attention went into the blankets and all involved were happy to give up their time for such a worthy cause.
Many thanks to Mrs Hilary McCumiskeyfor her time and invaluable encouragement and contribution. In Lancashire 3100 blankets were made in 2016 and so far up to January this year over 400 have been made and we’re proud to have added a few more on to that number. The work of this charity is truly worthwhile, please do look at their website https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/.