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Weʼre raising £500 to Sponsor baby blanket kits to send to new mothers in Malawi.

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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

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  • Lesley Whitesmith

    Lesley Whitesmith

    19 days ago

    Lesley Whitesmith

    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 Whitesmith

    Lesley Whitesmith

    3 months ago

    Lesley Whitesmith

    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.


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