Newborn babies across the UK are set to benefit from knitted hats – thanks to support from Southern Vectis.
The Isle of Wight bus operator is donating money from its Community Fund to help knitters at Lake Craft and Chatter with their charitable work.
Edna Morris from Lake Craft and Chatter says:
“One of our members started a charity which supplies hats for newborns at hospitals across the country. Her target is to supply 2,000 hats each and every month, and our group – along with others – works very hard towards this challenging mission.
“Although we try to use our own balls of wool, we can’t stretch to the whole amount – so we rely on donations. Thankfully, Southern Vectis has stepped in and donated enough for us to knit 200 newborn hats. We’re very grateful for this Community Fund grant – it will benefit babies and their families, both on the Isle of Wight and further afield.”
Southern Vectis’ Zoe Stroud added:
“This is a wonderful cause – and it was an easy decision for us to support the wonderful members of Lake Craft and Chatter when they applied to our Community Fund.
“We consider ourselves an established part of the local community here – connecting people across the Island and helping to reduce social isolation. Groups like Lake Craft and Chatter do this too, at the same time as making useful things for those who need them.”
Members of Lake Craft and Chatter also produce items for other good causes – including Seafarers and Shoe Boxes.
The Southern Vectis Community Fund is open to applicants all year round but the next funding allocation is due in May 2020. To apply, groups should visit Southern Vectis’ website and provide details about their cause, what they need, and the difference the support might make to their organisation.
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