This page is for events, large or small, that have been organised to raise awareness of the work of KAS. Our lovely members often organise local events or get-togethers within their own particular groups and no one else gets to hear about!
It is about time we started blowing our own trumpets more regularly and a bit louder, and, share with all the world-wide KAS membership the steps being taken to raise awareness and recruit more knitters/crocheters/weavers etc,.
We and our partners, the Ladies of Soweto Comfort Club are team-working to make a difference to the lives of children who are hungry, unsupported and cold, plus many have no one to provide them with that essential ingredient to survival - love.
PLEASE ADD EVENT NEWS NO MATTER HOW SMALL AS IT PROVIDES INSPIRATION AND CONFIDENCE TO OTHERS TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE ONE INDIVIDUAL OR A TEAM OF INDIVIDUALS CAN MAKE.
To get things started I’m going to report on an event that recently took place in London, but only the UK Group were aware of it! Sorry no photos.........
>>>>>>>Have now added a replica of Robert's square knitted at the event - the original is already winging its way to Soweto! Wanted to add some colour to this discussion page and red and white stripes add vitality!
Yes, KAS take all sorts of things like craft materials. They seen to sometimes collect these together and give to the neediest schools as wonderful education packs so that whole groups of children can benefit.
Oops, I guess I should have posted this info here then.
In February this year I did a talk for a Trefoil group with 24 members in Bishopton (nearish Glasgow). They had done a knitting project the previous year so were very taken by the idea of KAS squares. Hopefully the might make some to send.
I was also asked to make an appeal on behalf of KAS at my moms church - Newlands South Church (Glasgow) during their communion service in June. The idea is that they then have a retiral offering at the end of the service for the charity. Well we managed to raise about £1070 so hopefully they can sponsor 2 creches. I also managed to encourage some knitters in the congregation to make some squares as I had laid out squares and leaflets in the church hall for people to come and chat during coffee after the service. I had even taken a bright purple blanket into the church to hold up for all to see as a bit of a visual aid. Well it seemd to do the trick. Thanks Newlands South Congregation.
I just had a message from an old friend of more than 50 years (we taught high school together in our young years)
that her church, Bethany Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, with the aid of a pastor and one other member, is
slowly but surely getting a new Knit-a-Square group going. I believe I mentioned the possibility before on the Forum but looks now as if it will be a reality. This is a very large Methodist church so I am hoping for some
sizable square donations in the future.
That is such good news Helen!
Laurie, what a lovely blog and a brilliant resume of KAS and what it stands for. You are definitely a KASer!