Ballaghaderreen Women’s Shed complete ‘Blankets of Hope’ initiative

Members of the Ballaghaderreen Women’s Shed pictured with all of the blankets that they crocheted for the recent ‘Blankets of Hope’ initiative which were donated to the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice foundation. Pic: Kieran Croghan

The Ballaghaderreen Women’s Shed have recently undertaken a wonderful initiative known as ‘Blankets of Hope’ in which the members crocheted multiple lap blankets and donated them to the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation.

The project came about after one of the Women’s Shed members, Anne Whelan, was visiting Cork and heard about a lady crocheting lap blankets for those going through chemotherapy and those within the local hospice – the project was called ‘Blankets of Hope’.

Anne thought this would be a great project for the Shed ladies in Ballaghaderreen and felt that the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice would benefit from this as it was a cause that was close to so many hearts.

Ballaghaderreen Women’s Shed were delighted to receive support from the SICAP Programme of Roscommon LEADER Partnership which covered the cost of the wool. The group of very talented and creative ladies crocheted and knitted numerous lap blankets for this worthy cause.

The blankets were then formally presented to Martina Jennings, CEO of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice during an event held in Ballaghaderreen recently.

Martina was delighted with the donation and thanked all the members for their hard work, expressing how invaluable the lap blankets will be to those using the Hospice services.