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Christmas Hugs

This all project info from 2016. we will be launching 2017’s project later this year, but all crafting info will be the same if you want to get ahead! Thank you

 

This is a beautiful new project making cuddly friends to give to Chernobyl children in Belarus. It is run through a new (to us) charity called Friends of Chernobyl Children who as well as bringing children over, work with families in remote areas in Belarus experiencing extreme poverty in very challenging conditions.

Yes, we know we are staring this in July! But we know how much time and energy these things take.

Can you help us?

  • We are looking for homemade cuddly friends to go and give huge hugs to children this Christmas time.
  • Knit, crochet, sewn all very welcome indeed.
  • Teddies, rabbits, people, this bit is up to you!
  • Avoid white and very pale colours for practical reasons.
  • Size wise – approx 20 – 30cm, not much bigger please for transportation purposes.
  • We don’t know exactly the ages of the children who will receive them, so please avoid buttons and trimmings that might be dangerous for little ones.  Think safety!
  • These are for boys and girls, neutral is good, but we would love some aimed at each too.
  • Our Christmas Hugs will be given to the children during December.

Last posting to be Saturday 29th October 2016

 

Thank you so much, as always. xxx

 

 

 

Crafting info..

 

This is a beautiful new project making cuddly friends to give to Chernobyl children in Belarus. It is run through a new (to us) charity called Friends of Chernobyl Children who as well as bringing children over, work with families in remote areas in Belarus experiencing extreme poverty in very challenging conditions. , and every year at Christmas time go into remote areas to families experiencing extreme poverty in very challenging conditions. These children have so little, that they find it difficult to believe that these cuddly toys are actually for them and are utterly thrilled.

Yes, we know it is only June!  But we know how much time and energy these things take.

Can you help us?

We are looking for homemade cuddly friends to go and give huge hugs to children this Christmas time.

Knit, crochet, sewn all very welcome indeed.

Teddies, rabbits, people, this bit is up to you!

Avoid white and very pale colours for practical reasons.

Size wise – approx 20 – 30cm, not much bigger please for transportation purposes.

We don’t know exactly the ages of the children who will receive them, so please avoid buttons and trimmings that might be dangerous for little ones.

These are for boys and girls, neutral is good, but we would love some aimed at each too.

Last posting to be October 22nd.