New squares for new blanketsThe wonderful Knitting and Sewing group at our Luton Wellbeing Centre has donated a handmade blanket to the Luton Foodbank. After the need for warm clothes and blankets for babies was identified by the foodbank, our generous group worked together to create this attractive patchwork piece.

Glenis Orkisz, service manager for the Mind BLMK Luton Wellbeing Centre said:

We're sure this wonderful blanket will help to keep a young child nice and cosy.

The Knitting and Sewing Group meets at the centre every Wednesday morning and they work together on all sorts of activities. They now have enough new crocheted squares to make two more blankets. The whole team will work to pin and then sew the squares together before sewing the edges to finish the blanket.

Luton Crisis Advice & Support Project is a five year Big Lottery funded project which is being delivered by Citizens Advice in Luton in conjunction with their partners Luton Foodbank and Luton Law Centre.  

The project aims:

  • to provide Luton residents who are experiencing hardship or crisis with immediate help and support
  • to minimise the risk of crisis re-occurring
  • to build confidence, self-esteem, resilience and skills for clients

Sue Jones from Luton Citizens Advice said:

The kindness of the Luton Mind BLMK Knitting and Sewing Group will enable us to pass on a beautiful, warm, hand-made pram blanket to a family experiencing hardship. The ladies have been very generous with their time, effort and hospitality. The blanket is so lovely and the ethos of working together on a project for someone you don't know (and will never know) is so full of love and generosity. I am sure it will be much appreciated. Thank you.