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    Weʼve raised £185 to Sponsor baby blanket kits to send to new mothers in Malawi.

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    Funded on Sunday, 18th December 2016

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    I am putting together baby blanket kits to send to the beautiful people of Malawi. One of the poorest countries in the world and an average salary of just 50p a day.
    The kits will contain enough knitted squares to make 1 baby blanket, yarn and a needle to assemble the blanket, a small gift and a letter saying who has sponsored the blanket.
    Many of my friends and colleagues are kindly providing wool or completed squares by way of sponsorship, but for those of you who are not nifty with a needle but would still like to sponsor one, I am opening this crowd funding page. Blankets can be sponsored for £5 which will cover the cost of the wool, gift and postage.
    A letter with your name will be included with each blanket you sponsor.
    So a huge thank you to anyone who feels they are able to contribute.
    Lesley x



    • Lesley Whitesmith10 months ago
      Lesley Whitesmith

      Lesley Whitesmith

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A huge thank you to every one who has donated money, wool, needles or knitted squares. It has all been really appreciated, and the first blanket kits have already been given out to the beautiful mums and babies of Malawi with more to follow. For those interested I will be setting up new just giving pages for the future.

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    • Lesley Whitesmitha year ago
      Lesley Whitesmith

      Lesley Whitesmith

      a year ago

      So the first lot of blankets kits have arrived and been given out. Some very happy Mums and Babies, thank you! Have been promised photos of the blankets made up and in use, so watch this space!

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    • Lesley Whitesmitha year ago
      Lesley Whitesmith

      Lesley Whitesmith

      a year ago

      So the first 4 baby blanket kits have been dispatched and are on their way to Malawi! A huge thank you to all who have generously donated, or who are busy knitting squares. I have been overwhelmed with the words of encouragement from everyone, and amount of support from friends, family and work colleagues. I have been promised photos of when they are distributed so will post on here as soon as I get them.

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    • Lis


      Nov 23, 2016

      In memory of a baby who didn't make it. Well done Lesley - best of luck with this worthy cause.


    • Jennifer Whitesmith

      Jennifer Whitesmith

      Nov 22, 2016

      Well done for doing this Lesley - a great cause! Love J&S x


    • Linds


      Sep 2, 2016

      Hope this helps keep some babies warm, great idea.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 1, 2016


    • Nora


      Aug 31, 2016

      I hope this Blanket keep you warm enough and help you to grow in a lovely conditions may be one day you can help someone in you turn. Love you


    • Dietetic Dept.

      Dietetic Dept.

      Aug 31, 2016

      Best of luck from all in the dietetic department Wycombe Hospital


    • Rowena Owens

      Rowena Owens

      Aug 29, 2016

      How lovely Lesley ~ I'm really pleased to donate. What a star.........🌟


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