We concentrated on making items for angel and premature babies but after 6 months we expanded to include items for the homeless and orphans, etc. We are a group of ladies who enjoy our knitting as a hobby, but we also use this hobby to make knitted items for charity or needy causes. We do not have targets so there is no pressure or timescales with what you make. All items are delivered to me (Pam) and I then distribute them to the different causes either by post or delivered in our car. You can specify a cause yourself and we are always open to suggestions. We also sell wool, buttons and other items to raise funds for the group.
This website is to showcase our group and is not interactive. For day to day items and chat please search Facebook for Woollies for the World (closed group, please ask to join) or Woollies for the World Including Joshua's Legacy, an open page for anyone to view.
Joshua Luke's Legacy (affiliated to Woollies for the World)
Angel Baby Burial Sets - which include a blanket, gown, hat, angel, tiny bracelet and a candle.
Angel Baby Memory Sets - which include a blanket, angel, tiny bracelet and a candle.
Angel and Premature Babies - supplying hospitals all over the UK with burial gowns, cribs, cardigans, and much more.
Homeless – supporting several projects locally and around the UK with hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, sleeping bags, socks, underwear, toiletries, foil blankets all delivered in a tote bag.
Refugees – supporting several projects such as Care UK based in Northwich, Cheshire with hats scarves, mittens, jumpers, etc from baby to adult sizes, filled pencil cases for the children etc. for refugees in Greece, Syria and Cypress. Children's homes in Kenya – Hats, mittens, ponchos, cardigans. Based in Scotland.
Educate the Kids - A project in Kenya, donating school supplies, Royal Blue jumpers/ cardigans, also supporting two children financially through school. Based in Scotland.
Have a Gander for Gambia – a small project needing socks, first aid items, toiletries, etc.
People with Dementia – Twiddle muffs, Twiddle blankets, Twiddle bags, comfort dolls, etc. for individuals, hospitals, care agencies and care homes all over the UK.
Shoe Box Appeals, Jane Daniels and her 'Link of Hope' Group – Hats, gloves, mittens, pencil cases, small toys.
Pregnancy Counselling Care Scotland – Blankets, clothing birth to 3 years.
Rhyl Area Families in Need – Baby items up to 3 years, clothing and shoes, baby to adult. Via a referral scheme and Good News Mission.
Good News Mission, Rhyl – Working with Natasha to help individuals and families in need. Furniture, household goods including electrical appliances, blankets and clothing.
Blankets with a Blessing – Knitted blankets are delivered to a hospital trust in South Wales covering 5 hospitals in the area. The blankets are blessed by the Chaplain and then given out to the elderly and/or dementia patients who can then take the blankets home with them when they leave.
Woody's Lodge, North and South Wales – Blankets, hats, scarves, toiletries for ex veterans.
RSPCA Clinic, Rhyl – Small blankets for the animals brought in for care and treatment.
Bras - We have a bra bank in our house and we take in donations of old bras from anyone. The UK based company who collect them sort them and send good ones to Africa where young women are less likely to be raped if they are wearing one. They recycle worn ones and make a donation to Breast Cancer Research.
We are also looking to do a newsletter every 3 months which will include a feature article on one of the charities we support in each edition. The newsletter will be available by .pdf download to members on the email list, or it can be posted out for non internet users.
We will be introducing a request/referral form. This will enable individuals and services to request items needed. Anyone can request or refer so if you know someone who would benefit from the things we provide then please let me know. The form will be added to the files section of the Facebook group and can be downloaded and emailed or posted to me.
We are looking to provide a clothes bank for babies, children and adults and we've already got a storage container to start with.
We would be looking to expand to premises in Rhyl and we would be looking for help from the council and other concerns to help us with this venture. Pam
Woollies applied for Charity Status and received it in January 2020. (1187557) Pam's husband (me) deals with the charity side only, Pam deals with the day to day running of the Facebook page. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site.
Woollies is holding a Button Auction starting officially on Saturday 9th at 9am and finishing on the 10th at 6pm, although bids have been coming in already.
Click here to find the page https://www.facebook.com/events/2909559102476040
Half of the proceeds will be going to Woollies funds and the other half to the Cuddle Cot appeal.
Look out for other regular auctions through...
Woollies is holding a General Auction starting officially on Saturday 13th at 9am and finishing on the 14th at 8pm, although bids can be made as soon as the items are listed. Page will be updated soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/829205444156935/
Items will include wool, buttons, patterns, and other items that have been donated to us.
75% of proceeds will be going to Woollies funds and...
I am setting up a section here with downloadable patterns in PDF and Microsoft Word/Open Office ODT. This may take some time so in the meantime head over to https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com
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Educate The Kids
Eighteen Years ago whilst on Vacation in Kenya Maureen and her husband made a decision to visit a deprived area called Utange that would literally change not only their lives but the lives of their entire family and close friends! Hearing about POVERTY and HUNGER is totally different than seeing it first hand and needless to say they were incredibly moved by the families they met who were living with little HOPE for the future, in Mud Huts that often got washed away in the Rainy Season.
EDUCATE THE KIDS was born (initially The Samson Chivatsi African Children’s Appeal) and since 1998 Maureen has worked passionately on a purely VOLUNTARY basis bringing about a complete TRANSFORMATION to the lives, aspirations and individual potential across 6 Villages. The core of Maureen’s work has been securing land and building a primary school which she named Jolaurabi after her three Grandchildren. The School now provides EDUCATION for 600 SPONSORED children Annually who without this would not ever have been able to receive any formal education. Maureen has also secured sponsorship currently for a further 100 secondary pupils. However, despite being an exceptional achievement in its own right, it is what Maureen has done through sheer hard work and inexhaustible drive to create, support and embed this education, which is even more exceptional. The Charity’s success in providing for the needs of these children and their community in a robust and sustainable way gives them a unique opportunity to make a better life for themselves.
The first little boy that Maureen and Ian sponsored was named Samson, which was how the original name of the charity came about. He was sponsored for around three years before the momentous decision to open the charities first School. In 2001 an empty building surrounded by a good piece of land in the middle of six villages was identified and an agreement to rent it was settled. The building was altered and classrooms where formed and the first Jolaurabi School was opened, although the name sounds African it was actually named after Maureen and Ian’s three grandchildren: John, Lauren and Abigail.
In the proceeding years the school ran with approximately 180 children gradually increasing to around 300, and it was decided in 2005 that the charity would look for an additional piece of land to purchase to build a purpose built school. Land was identified and the first phase of what turned out to be a four block-building project (so far), was started. The increase in the numbers of children waiting to be educated coupled with the choirs first 2006 visit to the UK, and help from our sponsors provided the funds to build the first block whilst maintaining the original rented building and create it as a kindergarten school. Over the years the charity has maintained both schools running them complimentary of each other, and has improved facilities adding the Orphanage, which sits alongside. A secondary school building was started but as yet we have been able to complete this project.
Since 2008 the numbers have fluctuated because of double-streamed entry years, which has permitted between 600 and 750 children to attend each year. The kindergarten is still running, Educate The Kids still rent the land and building and is regularly the favourite place for anyone who visits to call on.
Along with the building of the school, orphanage and renovating the kindergarten building, the charity has been transformational in the surrounding village and has:
To browse their extensive website click here educatethekids.com
Have a Gander for Gambia
Last year I was contacted by a member who asked if we could support a project in Gambia so I said I would look into it. I have been very fortunate to meet Tony who set up and runs this project over there. This is his story but I am sure he won't mind if I share some of it with you.
Sadly Tony's wife passed away and he found it hard to cope. After her funeral he bought an airline ticket to get away from it all, he ended up in Gambia. It's not my place to give you details but he was in a dark place. A family took him into their hut and looked after him for a while.
When he was feeling better and got back to his hotel he realised how much these people needed help and how little they had. He managed to find a taxi driver who knew the family and got him to take him back to see them, and on the way they picked up furniture and food. He asked the driver how much he owed him. The taxi driver asked for material instead of money. The driver dropped Tony off with the family and arranged to pick him up later. The family lived in a little hut, had no furniture apart from one mattress that they all slept on. They fed him and talked.
When the taxi driver came back to pick him up 2 hrs later he was wearing a suit made out of the material Tony had purchased for him.
Tony came back to the UK and decided that the people of Gambia needed him. He has helped to build a school and a clinic and now spends a lot of his time out there. The children love him and he loves them.
He has since married a young Gambian woman who helps him a lot with his project. She converted from Muslim to Catholic so she could marry him and they are very happy. She has trained as a hairdresser and they are now training the girls from the villages to do hair and makeup. Some of them now work in Aminata's hairdressing salon and get paid.
Last year we sent out teddies and pencil case packs and here are some pictures of Tony giving them to the children and also one of him and his Gambian wife. Any money we send is sent to Tony by paypal or given by cash, and he converts it into Gambian money as he flies back and to.
Any gifts we receive we deliver to him as he has a shop not far away and he is always asking for suitcases. He can pack them with items not available there and post them to Gambia for £35 a time so the bigger the suitcase, the better.
He runs a small second hand goods shop in Liverpool and spends half his time there and the other half in Gambia. Profits from the sales go to his Gambia projects. He has friends who run it when he is away.
Good evening Woollies. Today (18/08/2020) we have been to Liverpool to take some suitcases to a lovely man called Tony who runs a project in Gambia.
Last year at Christmas Woollies sent some pencil case packs and teddies for the children in the school he supports.
After talking to Tony today about the situation in Gambia during Covid-19 we have decided to change what we do for them at Christmas. He was telling us that the situation is bad out there, many people have not worked for 6 months or more and food is scarce in the villages. Fees for shipping goods have also nearly doubled this year so we need to send things that are really lightweight.
After discussing this we have decided to buy inflatable footballs for the boys and skipping ropes for the girls. These will have to be shipped to Gambia at the beginning of October at the latest so they arrive in time for Christmas.
I can buy these wholesale if we can raise some funds. Footballs cost 60p each, skipping ropes 90p each and ball pumps 68p each.
I am hoping that we can raise enough to buy 100 footballs and 100 skipping ropes and 20 pumps.
I am happy to use some of the funds we have towards this but please can we try and raise a bit extra.
If we can raise more money than needed to buy these Tony tells me the village also need rice, apples and onions for their staple diet.
You can donate by paypal or bank transfer and then please reference your payment GAMBIA.
Thank you very much.