Worry monsters
These little creatures will be available in school for the children to leave messages in when they find worries too difficult to talk about...

knowing the monster will pass on the note to the most appropriate person, someone who is a helpful friend… A great idea.

(The mouth is a slot big enough to take a small envelope or folded sheet of paper)

The group have also donated several more blankets and hats recently to the Neo Natal Unit who are very pleased and grateful to receive them.

In the meantime the knitters have built up quite a stack of blankets, hats, scarves and teddies etc. to give to needy folk. They would welcome suggestions as to where to send them!

Some of the bigger agencies have been well subscribed and moreover getting goods out of the country is still proving problematic. So... 

Please, if you have any ideas about distributing within the UK, do write them down and pop them through the Presbytery letter box or give Athena a ring. The group would welcome your ideas.

God bless and thank you for your continued support. The knitting goes on!

"Maggi xx"

Blankets 2021
The knitting ladies have done it again! Here’s a sample of our efforts which included hats, scarves, teddies and small woolly jumpers as well as the blankets. They were despatched on 28th May to ‘Knitting for Peace’ (HQ in London) who provide ‘warmth’ throughout desperate regions in the world, including the U.K.

The gals are still knitting - and we will continue our project!

We discovered there was a need for very small blankets for the Neo-Natal Ward in Ormskirk Hospital, especially for the premature babies - here’s an example!

Neo Natal blankets

We’ve also knitted tiny (very tiny) hats too, and have donated some teddies to help out on the children’s Ward. The teddies can be a lovely distraction for an upset child, especially when they haven't any toys of their own to hand...

Small knitted toys

This photo shows the tiny hats for premature babies, with ribbons attached, which are able to hold tubes in place for treatment etc. They've asked us to keep on making them, so that's what we'll do!

Premature babies' hats

Meantime, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone. If you would like to continue knitting then please do carry on. We've recently received a lovely 'thank you' letter from Ormskirk Neonatal Unit which we share with you below:

Maggie Knit Neo N1

Don't let us stop you!!

Ever wondered how the knitted squares turn into blankets? Easy, someone (mainly Maggi I'm led to believe) sews them together, using matching or contrasting yarn. See photo below.

Anatomy of a blanket!

If you want to know more Maggi would love to hear from you.

Initially please send her a message via the Parish Office email and she'll get back to you.

The next couple of photos were received very recently, togther with a few words from Maggi...

 Knitting 1
 Knitting 2

"These are gifts knitted by a kind lady in Maghull who heard we were knitting goods to send to distressed/war torn areas!! How lovely is that! God bless, Maggi...