Knitting for women campaign.....
- Hi everyone, I hope you all survived the earthquake. My geology-mad
husband was (and still is for that matter!) so excited that we had
the epi-centre of an earthquake so close to us.
A lady from Oxfam has contacted us to see if we would be interested
in joining a campaign to highlight the need for more health care
services and health workers in developing countries, specifically
focusing on maternal mortality rates.
They are launching a campaign working with knitting groups asking
people to knit 9inch sqaures to go towards a blanket that will then
be sewn up and taken to Gordon Brown in September.
It sounds like a really good campaign and I saw something about it on
the BBC website over the weekend so I am interested in joining in.
How about anyone else?
The woman at Oxfam has sent me a file with some more info on it so
I'll upload that to the files bit of the group for you to have a look
at. Let me know what you think and I'll get back to her about it.
Thanks a lot
- Hmm, well I'm visiting Newark this weekend to reassure myself that my
house is still standing after the earthquake! I'm sure someone would
have told me by now if it wasn't, but you never know...
The Oxfam campaign sounds like a good idea, and good knitting for me to
take on holiday with me (and to use up some odds n ends in my stash!).
I'll probably get started on some and then either drop them into a
meeting sometime when I'm next in Lincolnshire or send them direct?
Hopefully see you on Saturday at the Drill Hall!