Yarndale Sock Line thank yous
It was a few weeks ago now that I sent the parcels of Yarndale Sock Line socks off to their new homes, and I thought you might like to see the thank you notes that I have received from the places they went to. After all, it’s all down to your hard work that there are socks to send anywhere, so I want you to know just how appreciated they are. The notes might be addressed to me, but substitute your name because they’re all for you as well.
Martin House – in fact, there was an email …
I am sending you a note in the post but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the incredible socks you recently sent to Martin House. They are absolutely beautifully made and we feel very privileged to have received such lovely items from all over the world. I passed them onto our care team who were very grateful and they are already being used by some of our babies, children and young people here at the hospice. Many of the conditions our children have mean that keeping their feet warm is very important and I hope everyone involved in such a lovely project knows what a special impact they are having here.
Thank you all so much again for thinking of us in this way,
Sending kindest regards
Jodie Shepherd | Director of Fundraising
Telephone 01937 845045 (ext.201) | www.martinhouse.org.uk
Martin House, Grove Road, Boston Spa, Wetherby, LS23 6TX
And a card …
Streetlife in Blackpool …
I just wanted to write to you to thank you so much for sending the beautiful knitted socks that were made at the Yarndale wool festival, I love them. I know the young people who receive these will be so grateful for the gift but more especially the sentiment behind them. Many of the homeless and disadvantaged young people we support are often disconnected with family or carers and so knowing that other people around the world are thinking about them, especially at this time of year is heart warming. Please send on my thanks to all of the wonderful people who made these socks.
Thank you so much for thinking of our young people at Streetlife.
Day Centre Co-ordinator
The Streetlife Trust Ltd
48 Buchanan Street
Blackpool FY1 3LQ
Tel: 01253 294477
A phone call from Streetwork in Edinburgh to say that they absolutely loved the socks and they had arrived just at the right time as the temperature had plummeted and they were very busy trying to help as many people as they could.
St Joseph’s Family Centre, Warrington …
The text in this picture is quite small so I’ll just type it out in case it’s not easy to read …
Thank you so much for your kind donation of knitted children’s socks that you made to St Joseph’s Family Centre.
We are currently putting together our Christmas hampers which will be distributed to 325 families in need in the Warrington area and we will be including your lovely handmade socks in our hampers.
We really appreciate your generosity and support.”
Manorlands Hospice …
Barnabus, Manchester …
We have received a fantastic amount of donations, both material and financial in the run up to Christmas. From all the team, a huge thank you for continuing to make our work possible in 2016. We operate on what you donate, so whatever you choose to give us this Christmas, we are truly grateful on behalf of the people we serve.
Christmas is a joyful time of year for many of us; however for our friends Christmas highlights their loneliness, isolation and underlying problems. You won’t have failed to see how sharply the numbers are increasing and Barnabus is working with 45 other organisations and charities in our city to alleviate the suffering of our friends. Please take a look at https://streetsupport.net/ for more information.
We are grateful also to the media for choosing to highlight the problems rough sleepers face. If you didn’t catch the Radio 5Live broadcast from the Beacon on Tuesday 20 December (Afternoon Edition), here’s the link to BBC iplayer:
Finally, as the Christmas sales loom, don’t forget you can still raise funds for Barnabus by shopping through charity portal Give As You Live. Retailers will donate a small percentage of your sale to us; simply register and choose Barnabus as your charity. This is a growing source of income for us and we are grateful to you for all the ways you choose to donate to us. https://www.giveasyoulive.com/
God bless you and your loved ones this Christmas time; may the peace of the Christ child be yours and all blessings for 2017.
Operations and Resources Director
Isn’t it good to know your socks have gone to good homes? xx