Hospice shows Keynsham Chicks how crafts are making a difference

Published on: 30 Jun 2017

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A group of Keynsham crafters dropped into a local hospice to see how their handicrafts are helping the charity support terminally ill children.

Members of the Keynsham Chicks have for many years been knitting tiny yellow chicks, which are then sold at a number of outlets at Easter alongside chocolate eggs.

The money raised then goes to Children’s Hospice South West, whose Charlton Farm hospice near Bristol provides care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

This year, Chicks leader Mary George handed the baton to Margaret Thompson, who successfully organised the group’s efforts to knit more than 4,000 chicks.

The woolly creatures were on sale at a number of local shops and garden centres, with the chocolate eggs provided by Tesco and the Keynsham Chicks themselves.

The group raised a grand total of £3,666.90 for CHSW and they recently paid a visit to Charlton Farm to see what their donations help achieve.

Kylie Gallagher, community fundraiser at CHSW, said “It was wonderful to have Margaret and other representatives from Keynsham Chicks visit Charlton Farm and to see for themselves the difference their fundraising will make to local families. We are all very grateful for their support.”

Charlton Farm opens its doors once a month for supporters to look round and see the facilities provided to local families. To book a place, visit www.chsw.org.uk/open

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