Shirley Quilters supports Project Linus UK in an ongoing capacity.  Members regularly make quilts which they bring along to the meetings, Jill is our member who collects the quilts and then passes them on to Liz (Local Co-ordinator for Project Linus) and she in turn distributes them to the various hospitals and hospices in the area who then donate them to the children in their care. These children can be from babies up to the age of 18.

Below is a list of recipients, not necessarily all donated to by Shirley Quilters.

Special Care Baby Unit, Croydon University Hospital

Candle Project St Christopher's Hospice, Forest Hill ( children's bereavement counselling service)

Special Care baby Unit, St Helier, Carshalton

Children's Ward Queen Mary's, Carshalton

Home Care Nursing Team Queen Mary's, Carshalton

Children and Teenager Cancer Unit, Oak Centre, Royal Marsden, Sutton

Sutton Young Carers

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, St George's, Tooting

East Surrey Fostering and Adoption Services

As a special one off Project Linus has also provided incubator covers for the Special Care Baby Units at St George's Tooting and St Mary's and Queen Charlotte's in Paddington.

During 2016 Shirley Quilters donated 197 quilts to Project Linus.

Donations for 2017:-

 Month Quilts Donated
 March 8
 July 12
 August 41
 September 30
 October 32
 November 50

Liz has passed on a letter received from the Royal Marsden (2015), it goes without saying, that not all these quilts were made by Shirley Quilters.


 Dear Julia

 Attached is a letter of thanks from the Royal Marsden. I wanted to share it
 with Shirley Quilters and add my own thanks for all that you do individually
 and as a group

 All the very best