An overview of the work of Project Linus in the UK can be found at www.projectlinusuk.org.uk
Here in Oxfordshire & Berkshire hundreds of patchwork quilts have been donated made by generous local quilters. The organisations receiving these quilts include: children who are sick or disabled; Social Services Depts. working with vulnerable children; family centres for children in difficult circumstances; young people living in care; babies being adopted from birth; Red Cross Fire Victims Vehicle; Dingley Unit; Cancer Ward, John Radcliffe; Berkshire Women's Aid refuges; refuges for Asian women & children; a therapy centre for emotionally troubled children; HomeStart; Young Carers; disabled children & young people; RBH Buscot Ward (premature babies); Children's Ward, JR; The Stroke Association.
Quilts are received ranging from incubator to single bed size and are then checked and prepared for delivery. A Project Linus label is sewn onto every quilt and the quilt is then given to a child to keep. In addition to organisational deliveries, we occasionally also have requests for quilts for individual children who are seriously ill and being cared for at home. Recently a quilt was requested, and made, for the mortuary at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
If you could donate a quilt or feel you could support the project in any way, our regional co-ordinator is Lillian King who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org