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Linus News – Berkshire

It’s not been the weather to be thinking of wrapping yourself up in a quilt but Linus quilts have continued to be delivered and gratefully received during the summer.

I very much hope that we can give every child at The Avenue School a quilt of their own. The Avenue School Special Needs Academy is a day, special school for boys and girls from the age of 2 – 19 with complex Special Educational Needs. All pupils are supported by either a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan and will have at least a severe learning difficulty. So far Linus has donated 34 quilts so approximately another 120 quilts will be needed.

Buscot Ward at RBH have requested more breast feeding kit bags to give to their Mums. It keeps all their kit together in a discreet way while moving between floors. The tote bags need to be about 13 ins long x 9 ins wide, finished size, open top, with long handles and lined. They can be any style, patched or plain. If you are able to help with this I would be most grateful. Buscot would appreciate a regular supply.

My thanks to all those who have made quilts, donated fabric and raised funds. Your support is very much appreciated.

Lillian King

Project Linus Co-ordinator – Berkshire

Linus News – Oxfordshire

I was very pleased and honoured to be invited to judge a group of Linus Quilts made as a challenge by Abingdon Quilters and Fitzharry’s Quilters at their exhibition in April.

It was a very difficult decision as you have to look at what is right for the children and not a personal choice. They were all so beautiful and each and every one deserved to be a winner but in the end I chose the quilt by Anna Christensen. It was so colourful and just what the doctor ordered for a sick child.

I would like to thank each and everyone for their efforts and also the continued donations of quilts from every corner of our county. Thank you.

Margaret Metcalfe

Project Linus Co-ordinator – Oxfordshire

01993850766 or 07733167574

Don't forget to look at the gallery pages for new galleries of quilts donated by groups and individuals to Project Linus throughout Region 6