On 31st January a member of the congregation, Nicola Craddock, told us about a project she is running to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the international development charity Practical Action and raise funds to support its work. She told us a bit about what the charity does: it focuses on helping some of the poorest people in the world access the technology they need to improve their livelihoods. Whether its by creating smokeless stoves to protect women and children from lung diseases or zeer pot fridges to keep produce fresh for longer in hot climates, Practical Action aims to “see what people are doing and help them to do it better”.
All members of the congregation were invited to donate a button for the quilt with £1 and to say why they wanted to take part. The result was a beautiful quilt square which was put together by the Friday Knit and Knat group.
Funds raised by the quilt project will go towards setting up renewable energy projects in isolated rural communities in Malawi and Zimbabwe.
The completed quilt will be presented to Practical Action at their Supporter’s Day in June 2016. To find out more about Practical Action’s work and the quilt project see: http://practicalaction.org/support/.