Lions Clubs involve themselves in Community Services which can take all forms of help and support, and Peterborough Lions have been involved in a great example of this.
‘Little Dresses for Africa’ is a project to make dresses from pillowcases and other simple patterns. For many children living in Africa in impoverished areas, wearing smart clothes can reduce the risk of them being abused or abducted by making them look as if they “belong” to someone.
Working to a simple basic pattern and using old pillowcases and other suitable fabrics the “HiJack Quilters” (also known as the Sewing Club of Eye and Market Deeping) have made a number of beautiful little dresses. The Club has been formed for 2 years and is made up of 26 Members; accomplished and not so accomplished sewers who meet weekly to sew together.
The dresses were presented to District Governor Nigel Folkard at our November business meeting.
Copies of the patterns can be made available if anyone is interested as this is an on-going project, so please do get in touch!