Thanks and Acknowledgements

Buddy Bag Foundation
Dear Jackie & everyone at the Sewing Group,


Thank you for the kind donation from the Sheringham Sewing Group, Norfolk Knitters & Stitchers. The toiletry bags, pencil cases & knitted toys are really lovely & very much appreciated. They are just what we need for the Buddy Bags. Thank you also for sending the photograph & we look forward to receiving more toiletry bags, etc. in the future when you can but appreciate that you also donate to other Charities.

We pack over 7,000 Buddy Bags every year so please keep sewing & knitting for Buddy Bag Foundation .

You can now join the 'Buddy Bag Sewing with Living In Loveliness' Facebook group! Join this amazing community of crafters and help to create pencil cases, drawstring bags, Linda Lotus bags, tote bags and knitted/crochet teddies.

To join this group, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/275848953967806/?ref=share

Thank you for supporting Buddy Bag Foundation and Making a difference to children in emergency care

www.buddybagfoundation.co.uk

Rucksack Appeal
What joy and delight in receiving the bag containing the beautiful baby layette sets, layette bags, and the 'Welcome' wall hangers.

Sarah, chair of the Justice and Peace Group, came to my house Tuesday and we made up four baby layette sets adding nappies, baby grows, bibs, baby soap, cuddly knitted animals, and vests. Inside we put the lovely 'Welcome' wall hangers with their elegant pink Flamingo and other adornments. We also put in a sponge bag with toiletries for the mother.

We have messages coming back telling us the joy and happiness these baby layettes are giving to the asylum seeker mothers and Syrian mothers who have just given birth.

Thank you all in North Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers Group for all your kindness and wonderful support that you give to the Welcome Rucksack and Baby Layette Project. These acts of extending friendship and love through gifts is so needed with people who have come so far and suffered so much. Thank you.

Very best wishes

Carol

Masks for the Homeless
Our stitchers made a fantastic effort producing 1524 masks for the homeless in the north of England. Many thanks to all those who helped. I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know you can stand down from your mask making efforts! I’ve had a message from Soo Nevison CEO of Community Action Bradford & District ‘We are so very grateful and can you pass on our thanks again to the stitchers in NKaS. With the news of restrictions lifting, we don’t want to be left with unused coverings and now have a good stock of face coverings for the time being.’

Volunteering Matters who coordinated the project were also full of praise for your work. ‘My thanks for everything you and your team have done during the Pandemic to support the Homeless and vulnerable in Bradford. Your time and skills have been greatly appreciated by all involved in this project.’ (Linda)

English+
Thank you so much to the Knitters and Stitchers for their wonderful bags and for your collection of them from Sheringham. They are such lovely bags and the care parcels that we gave out were much appreciated.
Sarah & Gillian
English+
Hi Avril
Thank you so much to you and the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers for the wonderful bags, teddies, blankets and cardigans. They are lovely.

I delivered one of our Easter Packs today. The items were in your bag and her husband asked if I wanted the bag back. I said,”no it is yours to keep.” His wife held it to her chest and said “no, I don’t want to give it back, it is lovely!”

Thank you.
Have a very happy Easter.
Take care from Sarah ,Gillian and the rest of English+

Morrisons
North Norfolk - Morrisons Poppy Appeal

'Just a quick line to say a huge thank you to your group for the beautiful hand-stitched poppies which once again this year contributed massively to the success of our collection. I'm delighted to say that the Morrisons collection this year raised a total of £4128, only slightly less than last year. Given the restrictions on collecting due to the virus this was an extremely pleasing result. The poppies your group produced were not only extremely popular in their own right but also had the effect of drawing in people who might not otherwise have contributed. The hard work and kindness of all concerned has made a real difference and is very much appreciated. Please pass on my sincere thanks to all concerned. Very best wishes’ Julian Humphreys (Collection Organiser)

'Please thank all those that knitted over 200 poppies for us this year, they sold out in just the first of three weeks at £3 each or 2 for£5. This year we raised an incredible £4,200 and double what we expected to raise due to regulations against volunteer collecting.
We are now selling your groups Christmas knitted items for CLIC Sargent young lives vs cancer and are hoping your group can knit clic chicks again ready for Feb/March which will be the last Easter for CLIC Sargent. Hopefully we can do Chicks every year while people are happy to knit them or until we have another idea for a theme. Please thank your dedicated team of volunteers.' Simon Clipsom, Community Champion, Wm. Morrisons Supermarket PLC

NNUH Baby Unit
We'd like to thank you for your generous donation of knitted baby items to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit here at the NNUH.

Providing the best care for the babies on the unit is something we endeavour to do at all times and the generosity of donations like the one we have received from you is greatly appreciated. All donations are put straight into use where possible.

Sammi Carroll, Ward Clerk, NICU

Salvation Army - Sheringham
Hello Jackie,

I just wanted to thank you and all your creative colleagues for the wonderful lap blankets, quilts, etc that we have been given.

We have already given out many of the first batch of lap blankets and homes have been identified for the rest, which are being delivered via our team of volunteers. Our parish nurse, Angela, has been instrumental in identifying many isolated, older people in our community who welcomed the idea of having a little blanket for themselves, especially when they are feeling the chill at home in the evenings and are not moving around much due to ill health and frailty. The bright colours have also provided cheer to those feeling alone and isolated during this difficult time. Both my team and the recipients so far have been touched by the kindness and care shown by yourselves for others in the community.

The items delivered this morning will also find a home during the next few weeks - with many of the quilts already earmarked for people. We are currently working with some families in need, who we feel would love to have a new quilt for themselves. It will bring excitement and cheer to the children, many of whom have experienced great difficulty in recent months due to family circumstances. We also have some older people who are very poorly at the moment and some having extended treatment - they too will be boosted by some of the items we believe. You are truly helping to make a positive difference to the lives of people in this town and I thank you all most sincerely.

With kind regards - stay safe and well,

Carol

Carol McKean
Community Manager
Sheringham Corps
Cremer Street
Sheringham NR26 8RR
Tel: 01263 826059 / 07586 570994
www.salvationarmy.org.uk/sheringham