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Thank you!

Thank you so much to all of you who have been sending beautiful blankets in! They will all make great additions to our baby packs and will be appreciated so much by our new mum’s to be. Huge thanks for the beautiful clothing too! Below are just a few pictures: a sample but, everything donated is very gratefully received.Thank you!




We have been very busy this last few weeks making preparations for our Winter appeal. As always, during the coldest months we will be giving blankets and warm clothing to those most in need. If you are in the UK and wish to donate clothing or other items we need to receive your donations by the end of November to ensure that they reach Algiers in time for when they are needed most. No donation is ever too small….a pair of gloves, a hat or a pair of socks makes the world of difference to someone who is cold with no way of getting warm.


Right now I am busy stitching squares together to make multi coloured wearable blankets! I hope you too have a fun, craft filled October planned!

Emma x


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Mid September

Lots of donations have arrived over the last two weeks including these fabulous baby knits which are just perfect for our baby pack project that helps destitute mothers to be and new mums.



As we are now mid September we are preparing for the fast approaching colder months. All types of warm clothing are really needed and much appreciated. As usual we will also be distributing blankets and for the first time blanket coats- basically long cardigans made from knitted and crocheted squares. Each coat takes 115 5” squares so a donation of even just one square would be a great help.



Thank you so much for all that you do. Have a great week!

Emma x

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Poncho perfect

The other week we received a donation of a brightly coloured poncho- it was totally lovely and just the perfect thing for the colder weather. It got me thinking that actually, ponchos are the perfect item of clothing to give to those in need as it isn’t a fixed size so, can be shared by siblings.

colourful poncho

So, I thought I would have a go at making a knitted version myself and oh my goodness, it was so simple and such a quick knit- basically knit two rectangles and sew them together, add an edge and attach some tassels. my 5 year old has claimed this one as hers but I plan to make more for some of the girls in Algeria as I know they will adore them!

pink poncho

More brilliant donations have been sent in the past week- here are just a few pics but huge thanks to all those who have given.



Progress is being made on our blanket coats, I hope to show the first creation very soon!  Each one will take approximately 115 knitted/crocheted 5” squares so any help with this would be much appreciated.

Hoping you have a wonderful start to September!

Emma x


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Knitting and crochet donations & a challenge!

Lots of beautiful baby blankets have been arriving which is wonderful as these are so very needed for our baby packs at the moment. Here are just a few,thank you so much to all of those who have donated!

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Yes,I know we are still in August but, Autumn is just around the corner and my thoughts are already turning to the colder months and thinking of ways to ensure that those in need are kept warm enough throughout Winter.

For a long time now we have given handmade blankets out- (made from squares as it is soooo much more manageable to knit a 6” square than it is to make a great big blanket all by yourself!) but, this week I saw something that looked amazing…a dressing gown/long cardigan/coat that was made from squares. How much easier it would be to stay warm each day by wearing a piece of clothing made from squares rather than needing to swaddle up in a blanket.

crochet jacket

So is anyone up for the challenge? I have worked out that roughly it will take 112 (gulp!)  5” squares to make one dressing gown/coat that will fit most people.

If you would like to join in and help those in need in this way all you need to do is knit or crochet a 5” square and send it in….or if you are feeling really brave and energetic you could have a go at making a whole one by yourself!

All colours and types of yarn can be used.

Cant wait to see what beautiful creations we can come up with!

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A bumper week

Crocheted colourful squares and hats along with some craft supplies were sent in by Grace in Ireland.

Super soft fleece scarves and throws were donated by Angela

Gorgeous handmade dresses and other clothes were donated by Lynn

Five sweet baby hats were sent in by Doreen

Pretty cardigans and some super treats for the Eid gift bag appeal were donated by Alice and her Aunt Greta

Fabulous tops and Eid bags full up with goodies were sent in by Helen and Phyl

Lovely colourful squares, hats and jumpers were donated by Pat and her friend Sandra

Gorgeous clothes including the cutest shoes were sent in by Moira

Lots of squares, puppets, scarves and other things were donated by Sue and her family and friends.

Beautiful cardigans were sent in by an anonymous donor

lots of baby hats came from Donna in Ireland

 A parcel of gorgeous pre-loved clothing and some fab drawing slates were sent in by an anonymous donor. The package was completely torn to pieces so there may have been a note inside but I didn’t receive it (if you are the sender please let me know)

A few other things were also donated but there isn’t enough room on this post for any more pictures!

You all astound me with your generosity, thank you so much for supporting this small project.

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A great start to March

 Lots of beautiful things have arrived this week- 

Some lovely jumpers and hats for older children  came from Sue along with some great things for the gift bags

Two pretty pink baby items from Maureen in Dorset.

Some lovely new clothes were donated by Lynne

A gorgeous blanket was donated by Debra.  She also sent some pretty t.shirts, mittens and hats.

Lots and lots of hair bands which will be perfect for the Eid bags were sent in by Helen along with a set of her fabulous sanitary pads, a stash of bras and some soap.

Beautiful jumpers and knitted squares were donated by Norma in East Calder.

Hats and mittens came from a lady in Colchester.

A fantastic collection of toddler clothes and some super cute baby cardigans were donated by Elaine and her daughter.

Some really lovely cardigans and £2 to buy some soap came from Jayne

Fabulous crafty bits, pens, pencils and toothbrushes along with some pre-loved clothing were donated by Angela

Lastly, a colourful collection of hats and jumpers were sent in by Beverley.

Thank you so much everyone! The time and effort you all put into supporting the project is much appreciated.

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