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stitches of support

blanket example

This picture is just a representation of what each blanket will look like. Each square filled with joy, positivity, love and support.

Nightingale Cancer Support are planning to bring together knitters old and new, even if it is virtually, to do something positive with our lockdown creativity and bring comfort to those who need it most. They’re calling all knitters, crocheters, beginners, professionals and everyone in between to be part of Stitches of Support.

This community project aims to take knitted squares from the public and create blankets for Nightingale clients going through active cancer treatment. A cancer diagnosis and treatment is extremely hard, without adding in Covid-19. It can have a horrendous effect on your body and mental health and make you feel terribly alone. With your help, the blankets will act as little reminders of the care that’s out there and that people aren’t going through this journey alone, their Nightingale community is with them.

Your squares (8 inches by 8 inches, double knit) can be one block colour, striped, represent books for reading, cupcakes for baking or flowers for gardening, whatever fills you with joy that you would like to pass on to someone else.

Find out more on the Nightingale website.

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