Bedford fostering agency shares handmade blankets with children in care

Fosterplus teams up with volunteer organisation Project Linus

Monday, 17th May 2021, 3:15 pm
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 3:18 pm

Fostering agency Fosterplus has teamed up with volunteer organisation Project Linus to share handmade colourful quilts and blankets with looked after children in the Bedford.

The project, first set up in the USA, involves a network of volunteers handmaking blankets and quilts which are then given as gifts to sick, vulnerable or traumatised children.

Angela Turland, registered manager for Fosterplus, said: “This is a truly wonderful initiative to be a part of. These blankets are a simple yet effective way to bring a smile or even a small sense of comfort to children who have been through difficult times.

Just some of the handmade blankets and quilts which are being gifted to sick, vulnerable or traumatised children

“The blankets are given as part of a welcome pack when children are placed with Fosterplus but we also provide them to children when they are unwell or even as a gift for when they move on so they can keep them as a treasured childhood memento.”

Earlier, Bedford Today revealed during Foster Care Fortnight - which runs until Sunday (May 23) - how no applications to foster had been made for over a year in Bedford