Knitted Clowns needed for the very poor children of Kosovo

If you are a member of a knitting group perhaps you would like to help Hope and Aid Direct by knitting them some clowns or more importantly, some blankets.

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Knitters urgently wanted for Charity Clowns

Blankets are always needed in either single or preferably double sizes. These can be made up from squares knitted from all those bits of wool you have left over and then stitched together to form colourful blankets.

During the day they add a splash of colour to often drab surroundings and at night, help to provide vital extra warmth.

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A toy like this can bring so much comfort to children who have absolutely nothing, not even enough food to help them grow properly. Many of the children we meet whilst distributing aid, are obviously malnourished.
Hope and Aid Direct take a convoy of aid twice a year, which is asking a lot from members of an entirely volunteer organisation who have to spend nearly all their spare time fund raising and collecting in donated items to take on the next convoy. These same volunteers often then use their annual holiday leave to go on the two week drive and distribution of this essential aid to Kosovo.

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Please help if you can. Perhaps you have friends that also knit and you could all get together every so often and knit up half a dozen clowns. You would be making six more children so happy.

Five free-standing 48cm (19") characters. Sidney Slapstick, O. Yummy, Godfrey Gadabout, Bertie Bloomer and Mr. Fortywinks.
We do not need all the accessories as these get lost very quickly, just the basic clown please

THANK YOU FROM ALL THE CHILDREN WAITING FOR A CLOWN

There are several groups of knitters in the UK who currently make teddies for use by charities that are helping children in countries where war or natural disasters have left them poor and often also homeless. 
http://www.teddiesfortragedies.org.uk/

What an excellent way to use up all those odd balls of wool you seem to accumulate.

Please ensure the stuffing used in your clown is both non-toxic and washable, thank you.

Hope and Aid Direct the humanitarian charity that takes aid, not sides

Please send your knitted Clowns to
Hope and Aid Direct
18 High Street
Ingatestone
Essex
CM4 9EE