Settle shop swamped after appeal for old underwear

Craven Herald: Anthea Venn Anthea Venn

A Settle patchwork shop was overwhelmed with its appeal for boxer shorts to make quilts for teenage boys.

Quilting Antics set itself a task of making four quilts in just one day for the charity Project Linus, but after receiving donations from all over the country, ended up making seven.

The quilts will now be given to young boys, some suffering from terminal illnesses.

Anthea Venn, from the Watershed Mill shop, said an appeal had resulted in 85 “blocks” of boxer shorts being sent from all over the country.

Then, on Linus Challenge Day, volunteers gave their time at the shop to cut, stitch and make up the quilts.

“It was a really powerful experience. There were all these people who came together to donate their time to make something for poorly children and their families,” she said.

Project Linus provides quilts for children and babies from all over the world.

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