Monday, 20 October 2014
Knit2gether :: Positive Futures and Foodbanks: Oct 22nd 2014
At the end of last September, the Knit2gether group got together with Eliza Chanin, Chairperson from Positive Futures, a charity supporting young care leavers to get into training, education and meaningful employment.
She'd got wind that we might just be able to help decorate a few shopping trolleys with some knitted food, as the Knit2gether group know where the KGB kept their stash of items from yarnstorms gone by, such as the fish'n'chip yarnstorm and the items we prepared for a foodbank yarnstorm at the end of 2013, which was eventually given sanctuary at Bitstall Methodish Church.
The plan was to decorate a pull along shopping trolley. In the end I think we prepared enough to cover four trolleys. These will be pulled, dragged and if necessary kicked all the way from Loughborough to Leicester on the 22nd October 2014. Positive Futures are hoping that the public will donate food along the way, so they can deliver it to the food bank at the end of their journey.
You can follow the progress of Postive Futures and their woolly trolleys on Twitter. They hope to be in the Birstall area at around 2pm.
Jacqui Booth & the Knit2gether Group, Birstall/Belgrave