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ST. PANCRAS KNITTERS - PLYMOUTH UK

100 Blankets - so far!

Hi  Ronda

Thank you for your email which is always warmly received.  We have recently completed and sent enough squares to complete 100 blankets and decided we should celebrate with a shared lunch together!  We had a wonderful time and the vicar came and shared grace and a prayer too for all of the children and your team and volunteers at KAS.

Then to our surprise the press turned up which resulted in a whole page spread in the local paper with photos. There is also a video on line which you will find here, click for article and video :  

KNITTING NANAS - PLYMOUTH UK

 (Apologies if we didn’t quite get all the detail exactly right on the video! We didn’t have time to plan what to say but hopefully we got most of it right!)

 

As a result of this we have 3 new members attending the knitting club for KAS each week and several new ladies knitting from home who can’t get to us.  Another church has contacted us who have around 20 ladies attending a coffee morning and I am going to go and speak to them and help them set up a group to knit for you. ‘ Ellesse’ hairdressers are now well into knitting squares whilst the ladies are having their hair done as shared with you before and I believe you have already started to receive parcels from them.

 

I share all this to hopefully encourage you all that as well as the fantastic job you are doing blessing these lovely children who so desperately need our help,  you are also serving so many other folk especially the housebound who otherwise would feel of no use or purpose.

 

Jean and I never dreamt this would take off as it has and hoped we would manage a banket or two!  We should also say that several from the church family also continue to knit and provide money for postage so we have never as yet run dry!

The Wednesday group continue to donate each week which helps us top up postage and send occasional donations to you when we can. 

 

You really do such an amazing job Ronda and our love and prayers are always with you, the team, the volunteers and ‘GoGos’ and of course the children you work so hard to serve.  We love hearing all the news through ‘Snippets’ which I use to update our notice board regularly.

 

I have attached a few photos which I hope you can open ok and pray they will encourage you all

 

Lots of love

 

Trish, Jean and all the St Pancras Knitters

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What and amazing letter and even more amazing ladies.  KAS touches so many hearts and this story show the  importance of feeling useful and helping others.  So glad that they have members that help with the postage cost, and their well will never run dry.  Thank you all in St Pancras

Thank you for sharing Pam and Ronda.

Hi Amy
Thank you so much for your kind words and for your encouragement. We have had a great response since the newspaper article so have new members and some who are knitting for us at home. i've also been asked to visit a coffee morning group in Plymouth who would like to start up their own KAS club so hopefully they'll be sending parcels soon!
So amazing to be able to communicate so easily from far and wide! who would have thought it!

Another wonderful group of ladies :). I've shared this on Facebook :)

Many thanks Joan
So lovely to be part of such a great extended itting family!!

What a great group and a great article.  This would have been perfect for our new feature Meet the KAS Family next month.

Thank you Anne! we certainly now feel part of a very big family!!

Congratulations Trish and Jean!  What a wonderful story.  I loved your video and wish you many more square-making moments. 

Hi Mili K
Thank you for your comments. We had to smile when we saw the video and realised Jean still had her party hat on!!

oh lovely to read about this!

Another amazing story from the UK........a lovely, caring, group of ladies.  :))

HI Bev
Thank you for your encouragement. Who would have thought when we picked up our knitting needles to knit a square or two it would take off like this. So so pleased to be able to help, albeit in a small way but we shall keep knitting and hopefully bless more of these lovely little ones.

Thank you Mary for taking time to comment on our article. What a surprise. We didn't expect this. Hopefully the children will be really blessed by the blankets.

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