Welcome Rucksack Project
Dear members of the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers. How can I begin to thank you all enough for your wonderful and generous contributions to the 'Welcome Rucksack Project'. The welcome rucksacks contained emergency cleaning items and toiletries for when each asylum seeker arrived in Norwich. Your handmade gifts of sponge bags, pencil cases, sewing kits, covered mugs, 'welcome' labels, first aid pouches, covered small/medium exercise books, knitted blankets, baby layettes and bags for the blankets to go in has made a huge difference.

The asylum seekers have very much appreciated these personal items and value them and feel so welcomed by them.

Thank you all so much. I do look forward to your continued support. We have around 70 asylum seekers arriving each year from around 11 countries and speaking up to 15 different languages. Their journeys have been very, very long, very hard and dangerous. What a welcome you have helped to give them.

Very best wishes

Carol Chilton

Samara Aid
Thank you so much for your parcels of beautiful aid: your skill and generosity are much appreciated. Please do pass on our gratitude to the team.

Your gifts will go to Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in Athens.

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Just a little email to thank you so much for taking the time to sew some bags for us. We really do appreciate it very much, and will ensure that they are well used.

One of your newsletters was also in the package, and it seems that between you, you do a lot of really amazing work. It’s good to see.

Thank you once again,

New Routes
What a marvellous amount of lovely warm stuff. Someone commented that they must have been knitting all year to make it all. Thank you all so much. It has all gone down a treat. (Jenny Coppard - ESOL Coordinator, New Routes )
The Falconer Trust
Thanks for dresses, shorts, teddies, jumper and blankets
Cromer and District Food Bank
This is to thank the Norfolk Knitters for their donation of bags and a selection of hats and scarves we received yesterday. The hats and scarves will be passed on to the homeless and the bags used for distributing food parcels to clients, so both will be put to good use.

Many thanks for your support,

Norsecare: Sydney House Care Home
A big thank you for the blankets and muffs you kindly bought in for the residents of Sydney House.

They will be much appreciated.

Julia Gafney

Bicycle Links
The first neck buffs arrived at Norwich Loft yesterday. Many thank to the unknown maker. They have been delivered to
the Welcome Wheels project in the city and will be road tested when it's a little cooler!