In August 2017 we donated lots of Personal effects bags to York Hospital and St. Leonard’s Hospice
We have featured in videos about the Tour de Yorkshire and its legacy.
We supported the launch of the York Hospital Dementia Appeal and their twiddlemuff making session.
We are recycling our Tour De Yorkshire bunting as much as possible. About 1000m is being sent to Goa, India to decorate 16 street schools and over 50m has gone to Worcester Snoezelen
The knitted bunting is being remade into twiddlemuffs and fabric from the giant bunting is being cut up to be used in the Days for Girls hygiene kits.
We decorated Tadcaster ready for the Tadcaster start of the Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 29th April 2017 (using as much recycled and donated fabric as possible) to promote local businesses and support the community.
We co-ordinated other decorations and community events in Tadcaster for the TdY/Tadcaster Cycling Festival in April 2017.
We collect “gently worn” bras that are sent to developing countries where the wearing of underwear is a symbol of status for women and therefore they are less likely to be victims of abuse. In July 2017 we had collected over 800.
We have donated woolly hats and premature baby clothes that will go to help Syrian refugees in Greece and projects in Gambia.
We supported Days for Girls in York Minster to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th 2017
We’ve done some schmoozing with some famous people
We got a like from Comedian Susan Calman and a round of applause from the audience at her show
We made lanterns (in conjunction with Faceless Arts) as part of the bridge re-opening celebration parade on 19th February 2017
We have made poppies for the Cenataph in Tadcaster and to sell to support the poppy appeal. We will be supporting the Selby Abbey poppy display for the 2018 commemorations.
We make Twiddlemuffs and blankets which are donated to residential care homes such as Highfields in Barkston Ash, York Hospital and private individuals. Twiddlemuffs are calming for people with dementia.
We make feminine hygiene kits for Days for Girls (York) which are sent to places such as Gambia, Nepal, Pakistan, India and some UK inner cities. We use donated fabric, much of which would otherwise be thrown away. (e.g. we made 112 shields and 294 liners for kits that went out to Gambia in November 2016). Days for Girls in York also seed fund workshops for women in developing countries and support refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
We have supplied knitted clothes to the premature baby unit at the LGI. (October 2016)
We decorated Tadcaster in preparation for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 recycling many donated sheets and duvet covers. (April 2016)
We decorated the approaches to the temporary foot bridge (Sonny’s Bridge) (February 2016)