Pam Bacon, Thought you all might like to see the magnificent efforts of Thanet quilters for the women’s refuge. I know lots of you are members and made lots of contributions of toiletries/ quillows and quilts....... As you have probably heard lockdown has been extremely difficult for many living with domestic violence, so l am sure this will go some way to show how much others care! We are able to donate 40 quillows 2 quilts AND 60+ filled toilet bags. A truly overwhelming effort. A huge thank you to you all from the committee for your outstanding generosity. These will be winging their way to the refuge tomorrow.
We were pleased to welcome a representative from the Riding for the Disabled to hear about their work & to present a cheque for £700.
' Last year we were pleased to be able to support The Pilgrims Hospice Thanet, Cheerful Sparrows and Louie's Helping Hands/The Llewellyn School. From quilts and cushions, book bags to bunting, we’ve had a very productive year so far making and donating to our local Pilgrims Hospice and The Llewellyn School. It is always wonderful to be able to make quilts for the local Hospice and the school has been a marvellous achievement. Visiting their open day and seeing all our creations in place was truly fantastic. Thank you to all of you who donated and came along to our making days. As well as making and donating, we’ve also had a very successful year in raising money from our fundraising and have been able to make a donation to The Cheerful Sparrows. We are very pleased to support Thanet’s Riding for the Disabled as our current charity. The Thanet Disabled Riding Centre has been established for over 30 years at a self contained riding school in the grounds of Maurice House, Broadstairs.The centre caters for approximately 50 disabled people per week. Our philosophy is - if we have a suitable horse, we will take the rider. We never discriminate, regardless of the rider disabilities. We are always looking for further funding, and are currently very low on funds - it costs over £150 per day to run the centre, run mainly by volunteers. website: tdrc.org.uk