Pupils hard at work helping children’s charity

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PUPILS at Dailly Primary School have been hard at work making quilts to help the children’s charity, Project Linus.

The project is a volunteer organisation whose aim is to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home-made patchwork quilts and knitted blankets.

It started in America when an article appeared in a newspaper showing how much a comfort blanket had helped a child cancer victim. Since then, more than that time over 3,000,000 blankets have been delivered worldwide. The project started in the UK in 2000 and, to date, has delivered more than 116,000 quilts and blankets.

The school is helping the charity by way of an after-school club run by Mrs Traynor and Mrs Cameron.

Patricia Harvey from the project visited the school with sample quilts to let pupils see what was expected. And as a result of a lot of hard work by the P5/6 children, on Patricia’s second visit she was able to collect five quilts and two knitted blankets. An additional quilt was also given to a pupil in the school. Quilts made in the school will go to children in nearby hospitals.