Earlier this summer, Juki Club teamed up with The Craft Outlet
in Springfields near Spalding in Lincolnshire, to host a Charity Event for the Friends of Chernobyl Children
. The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster is still devastating children and their families in the poverty stricken area around the site. The Friends of Chernobyl Children Charity funds a month long visit each summer where children can receive recuperative healthcare, enjoy fun days out and get lots of love from their UK host families. Some of these host families go on to host the same child each summer, for up to 5 years!
The Craft Outlet thought it would be fun for the girls to get to make their own dress. A bit ambitious! But with 12 girls, 10 volunteers, 9 staff, 6 sewing machines and an overlocker, it happened!!
The photo below shows the whole gang; all the girls and Friend of Chernobyl Children volunteers as well as Eric Pepper and all The Craft Outlet staff, Martha from Juki Club and Brenda from Project Linus. It was a great day with many people working together for a good cause.