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Calling all knitters!

The Great Making Miracles Knit and Natter Session

– Rochester Cathedral on Saturday 14th October 2017 –

Supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week

Making Miracles is a Kent and Medway registered charity which provides a full range of support services for ladies and their families experiencing “High Risk” pregnancies, premature birth or baby loss.  We provide services like bereavement and trauma counselling, a buddying service linking someone who has been through a similar experience to someone who has just discovered there is a problem with their pregnancy, online and telephone support and much more.  We also have a Baby Memorial Garden because, if you lose a baby before 24 weeks, you do not get a death certificate so you have no place or record of your lost baby.   At our garden parents may have a plaque or entry in our Book of Remembrance so that there is that permanent memory and record of their lost child.

To help pay for all the above we fundraise and we also have some amazing volunteers who give up one day every month to work on one of our community stalls to support us and where we sell baby items such as cardigans, blankets, toys and other things for babies which other volunteers have knitted for us.  Every penny we raise from the sale of all our goods goes to fund the services we provide as we are all volunteers producing and selling the goods for these families.

We would like to invite you to come along on the above date at 10 am until 1 pm to help us knit as many 6 inch x 6 inch squares as possible in pink, blue, cream or white which will then be sewn together to make beautiful blankets for our stalls.  If this is something you and anyone you know would be interested in doing PLEASE do come along as we would love to have as many “knitters” having a knit and natter session and make this the biggest group meeting in the UK for such a session.  Please bring size 8 needles.  If you are able and willing to make a start on those squares before the event please feel free to bring those with you too (cast on 30 stitches and knit 56 rows for your square please)as well as any other baby items you have made which we could also sell on our stalls.

We will also provide refreshments so it’s important that we have a good idea of numbers (and we also need to let the Cathedral know!) and in order to achieve that I would ask that you email me advising me of the names of anyone that is attending to help us.  Please do share this with friends and family and let’s make this the biggest knitting session ever held!

With kindest regards
Sally Howells


Bishopscourt Open Garden day

On Saturday 14th May the lovely gardens of the residence of the Bishop of Rochester will be open to the public in support of Christian Aid.

Bishopscourt Open Garden for Christian Aid at Bishopscourt, 24 St Margaret’s Street, Rochester, ME1 1TS
Saturday 14th May, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Entry £2.00
Plant sale, teas with homemade cakes, Christian Aid stand.
Come and relax in this lovely garden, children and dogs welcome.Enquiries to Bridget Langstaff 07816 828439