Posted on Friday, September 7 2012 at 8am
We were really excited to receive word from South Hampstead High School in London that more than 50 of their pupils teamed up to support our Refuge Comfort Blanket campaign last year.
Altogether they knitted nine blankets and raised £280 for the domestic violence charity! We’re so impressed by their efforts, which amounted to knitting 250 (!) squares which were sewn into nine blankets, equivalent to 58,500cm2 of handiwork.
If you find this as inspiring as we do, why not get involved with our Refuge ‘Bears & Squares’ campaign this year? This campaign specifically targets the children of families in Refuge shelters, and aims to bring a little comfort during an often scary and challenging time.
Amy Svoboda, Charity Co-ordinator in the Senior School and organiser of the event, said: “It’s a great ‘first knit’. These blankets will be donated to Refuge to distribute in their shelters. Often, victims arrive at Refuge shelters in the middle of the night, having left all of their belongings behind. Being given something new and comforting, like a blanket, is so important, particularly for the younger children.”
What a fantastic effort! We’re so grateful to everyone who took part, and are sure the recipients of the blankets will be thrilled to know so many children cared enough to get involved. Thank you!