In the past few years since opening Ammonite Yarns we have collaborated with Cafe 50 in Pontyclun on projects including Twiddle-Muffs, Twiddle Blankets, Trauma Teds and poppies for remembrance and on Monday I dropped in to deliver some donated wool.
Cafe 50 is a a social centre in the village for any person over the age of 50 who would like the opportunity to socialise and meet new people. Before we opened the shop I helped Marg Griffiths set up the Thursday morning knitting and crochet drop-in which we christened The Yarmmongers and we are delighted that it is really thriving. Monday morning also sees a crafting group, Welcome Friends Craft Club, at the Cafe so it has a lot to offer. It's a friendly group so go along and visit -- you can also stay on for a lovely lunch as Cafe 50 offers a lunch service Monday to Friday with a two course lunch including a cup of tea or coffee.
While Ruth and I don't do much hands-on knitting for Cafe 50 anymore we do collect in donated yarn for charity projects from our customers which we then hand on to the Yarnmongers and Welcome Friends. I took several large bags of donated yarn before Christmas and another couple of large bags this week. It's amazing how quickly it all gets made up as there are some seriously dedicated knitters and crocheters there! Sheila Harris from Cafe 50 responded on our facebook page and I thought it would be nice to share her post here:
Just want to say a big Thank You to Norma and Judy for a large donation of wool to the knitters at Cafe 50 Pontyclun. This wool will be put to very good use for local charity projects. I have written personal Thank You cards with much appreciation from all at Welcome Friends and the Yarnmongers. Sincere thanks to Jenny for delivering to us today.👏👏
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