About to board

by sandy on April 14, 2010

It’s hard to believe that this four weeks is over and we are about to board to return home. This morning we visited the post office and collected as much post as we had opened. While we ached that we could not stay to help the team open some of them on Thursday, it put the hugest smile in our hearts to realise how many more children will be warm as a result. Truly the world’s knitters are the most generous people on the planet.

We have had a wonderful offer to take 1500 squares a week and make 50 blankets a month and another to help with storage and transport. As always logistics need to be resolved. You have no idea of the distances between all the places we have visited. In fact an overwhelming memory of this trip is the amount of time we spent in the car here in Johannesburg.

Then later this morning we raced over to Diepsloot to visit Sister Sato at the Vuselele Community Centre with bags and bags of blankets and hats and jumpers – what a truly amazing woman. And I can’t wait to tell you about our visit yesterday to the Jabulani Khahibos Boys. Stephanie is also a remarkable woman. So many stories to impart and so furstrating that we are being called to board.

So I will write on the plane and post with photographs on our return. Just need a few days to settle back. Also I will be preparing a report on our wish lists and needs now that we have witnessed everything first hand.

Until then. Thank you all for your support, your continuing knitting and for your patience. We are horribly aware that many of you do not know that your parcels are safely in South Africa. They are honestly, I saw so many names I recognised and just hope that you will rest easy knowing that soon your work will be warming hundreds and hundreds of desperately needy children.

MUST GO! Love to you all Sandy

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Dawne Smith-Sliming April 14, 2010 at 19:41

Safe journey Sandy & family! Don’t forget to rest a bit from the jet lag when you get home.

Pam Lee April 15, 2010 at 10:16

So glad you had a great time. Lovely to be “with you” as it were but now wish you a happy return. Looking forward to your next news bulletin when you’ve settled in. I’m off now to do one of my favorite hobbies – crocheting!!

Zanny May 7, 2010 at 01:15

How vital are all our knitted and crocheted squares, jumpers, hats etc. It was the most rewarding experience as many of these garments were handed to needy little children. Their expressions of appreciation raised lumps in throats many times.

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