Stinchcombe Quilters sew for life-saving charity Hope For Tomorrow

The quilt being presented to Rosa Woodley from Hope for Tomorrow (second from the left) by Pat Owen, Maisie Phillips, Wendy Naish and Ann Vick of Stinchcombe Quilters

The quilt being presented to Rosa Woodley from Hope for Tomorrow (second from the left) by Pat Owen, Maisie Phillips, Wendy Naish and Ann Vick of Stinchcombe Quilters

First published in News Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , senior reporter covering Dursley, Cam, Wotton-under-Edge, Sharpness, Slimbridge, Berkeley, Coaley, Uley, North Nibley, Stinchcombe and Cambridge

A CHARITY based in Gloucestershire has spoken of its gratitude at receiving a quilt from Stinchcombe Quilters, which will soon raise much-needed funds at auction.

The 20 ladies at the club, who meet at Kingshill House in Dursley, took two months to make the bedding and presented it to Hope For Tomorrow.

The chemotherapy charity's fundraiser Rosa Woodley said she was delighted with the quilt, which is approximately double bed-sized.

"You can see how much time and effort went into creating it and we'd like to thank the members of Stinchcombe Quilters for this generous donation," she said.

"We are hoping to run a raffle to raise funds for our mobile chemotherapy unit project."

The charity’s mobile chemotherapy units bring vital treatment to patients, which reduces travel times, waiting times and the stresses and strains of busy hospitals.

The cotton bedding, which was presented in June, was made by each club member making small sections which then were cut and joined together to make long strips.

The strips were then joined together with cream and brown sections, called a top, and then the top was sandwiched with the wadding and backing fabric.

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Club member Ann Vick said: "Hope for Tomorrow will be auctioning the quilt in the near future, we have not yet been given a date.

"They hope to raise at least £500 from the quilt, which would cost more than that if you were to buy it retail."

For more information about the charity, visit www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk or call 01666 505055.

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