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MEMBERS of Capel Needlecrafters, have made some colourful quilts for Project Linus UK.The scheme started in America to provide home made security blankets to the Denver Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Centre.

MEMBERS of Capel Needlecrafters, have made some colourful quilts for Project Linus UK.

The scheme started in America to provide home made security blankets to the Denver Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Centre.

Project Linus was named after a character from the Peanuts comic strip. Peanuts creator the late Charles Schulz was pleased to have Linus inspire blanket makers to help sick and traumatised children.

It came to this country in 2000 and welcomes all hand made blankets, which are then given to sick children. Originally targeting paediatric cancer patients, Project Linus has broadened its focus towards seriously ill and traumatised children.


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The Project Linus co-ordinator for the area is Teresa Wardlaw, telephone 01449 766650, who can provide more information. Mrs Wardlaw will also have a stand at a patchwork and quilt show at Ipswich School, Ivry Street, Ipswich, on July 19, 20 and 21, from 10am until 5pm each day.

The Capel Needlecrafters group is made up of enthusiasts who enjoy sewing and crafts. Their main interest is patchwork and quilting, but the group also has members who enjoy cross stitch, embroidery and lace making. The group meets once a month in Capel St Mary village hall and welcomes new members. For more details about the group, contact Sally Ruffles, on 01473 310467.

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