Great effort at Wilmslow for Project Linus UK
Wilmslow Golf Club’s ladies led by Lady Captain Elizabeth Black have made a great effort in producing items for Project Linus UK.
“This excellent charity presents quilts, blankets and cushions to terminally ill children, 0 – 18 years old both boys and girls.
“It allows them to take a very personal possession into hospital each and every time they go back for another appointment or treatment.
“Hospitals can be daunting and impersonal for youngsters, but knowing they have their very own quilt, or cushion with them at all times helps them cope with situations that might alarm many adults.
“I have always spent time sewing and decided during my year as Lady Captain of Wilmslow Golf Club to encourage ladies to join me in producing items for Project Linus UK.
“During the year ladies of all membership categories have spent time at home machining and knitting multi coloured quilts for distribution to children at The Manchester Children’s Hospital and the Starlight Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital and Christine Rush has been my contact.
“Christine she came to the Golf Club to collect the second instalment of work and nearly 40, wonderfully colourful quilts and cushions had been beautifully crafted by an enthusiastic group of ladies.
“Christine was delighted and I was thrilled that so many ladies had caught my enthusiasm for this worthy, necessary charity.
“I have arranged several events throughout my year such as a talk by a local Textile Designer, a Children’s entertainer, asked a member to run a wine tasting and put on a Middle Eastern evening with belly dancing demonstration.
“Those, plus raffles, from the Club Charity Day, Ladies’ Coffee Morning. Ladies Open and Invitation Bridge afternoon and of course the ninth bunker, have totalled enough for roughly £1,500 to be sent to each of my chosen charities. East Cheshire Hospice, The Christie and Macmillan Cancer Care.”
Author : Emily Fitzgibbons
Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited