Thursday, 6 April 2017

3 April - AGM and talk by Nottinghamshire Hospice

Our AGM was held tonight and was very well attended (23 people altogether). It was a very positive meeting, with people volunteering to take on various responsibilities within the club.

Our guest speakers were from the Nottinghamshire Hospice, and it was a talk that was extremely relevant to us. They are holding a ‘purple week’ when they are ‘yarn bombing’ the hospice and its grounds (and an area in Woodthorpe Park) over their big purple party fundraising week to raise awareness of the hospice and its work.

Apparently, yarn bombing is something that started in the USA a few years ago, and is known by a number of other names. As a group of knitters, we’ve been asked to use any oddments of purple yarn we have to create streamers, tree-wrappers and bunting to decorate the hospice and grounds. Quite a challenge!

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