Not only will the quilt highlight the plight of this rural church but it is hoped that it will raise the final part of the £122,000 required to finish the restoration of the roof. Once the quilt has hugged the church, it will be divided into individual quilt ‘Hugs’ to be given to some of the huge number of young adults who leave the Care System at 18. In some cases, these young people leave as early as 16.
Maggie Lloyd-Jones, the founder of Quilts 4 Care Leavers said:‘We are delighted to be working with FOSALM on this project. We founded Quilts 4 Care Leavers in 2018 for the simple purpose of providing a ‘quilted hug’ to care leavers aged between 16 and 25 who are living independently after their time in the local authority care system has come to an end.’
Rosemary Jewers said:‘The highly colourful quilt will raise money by offering people the chance to sponsor a quilt block or square. When donations are made any dedication messages will be preserved by adding them to a special memory book.’
The Friends of St Andrew’s Little Massingham - www.fosalm.org - are fundraising and organising this huge task. Quilts 4 Care Leavers www.Q4cl.org.uk will be distributing quilts to care leavers both within and near this community.
If anyone who wishes to help with this fantastic project they can do this by stitching sections of this mega Hug. To sponsor a square or two please go to https://fosalm.org/