Get knitting jumpers for HIV positive babies in Africa.
Newborn babies, many affected by HIV are called Fish and Chip babies because many are sent home from hospital wrapped in newspapers for warmth.
You can help by knitting a small jumper to help keep a baby warm. These jumpers are sent out to an orphanage in Africa and the Brunswick Centre are currently building links with another orphange in Botswana to provide them with the jumpers as well.
Please click here>> for the pattern and collection information for your completed jumpers.
Unstoppable Calderdale craft group Pleasant Pastimes are looking to expand into Illingworth! They’ll be hosting one of our upcoming two-week taster courses in August – join us and knit a corsage for yourself or someone special, and enjoy a natter and a brew too. Master knitter? Show the rest of us how it’s done! Can’t knit? One of our experts will get you started.
Sessions run from 11.30 – 1.00 on Wednesdays 10th and 17th August at Whitehill School, Occupation Lane, HX2 9RL (click here for a map).
After a couple of interesting meetings with Illingworth and Bradshaw residents, the team are putting together a programme of taster classes.
A provisional programme is shown below – please note, some sessions are still to be confirmed!
All sessions are to be held on Wednesdays. They are designed to be accessible for all abilities, so if you’re not sure if it’s for you, why not just come along and give it a go? For more information, please contact Beth Maiden or another member of the team on 01422 393794, or email email@example.com
Refreshments will be served from 11.00. For maps, click on the venue names.
Click here to view the Illingworth taster sessions poster – July/August 2011