Blankets and wool can now be dropped off to any Top Part store:
Arklow, Castlebar, Clonakilty, Clonmel, Cork, Dublin, Dungarvan, Ennis, Galway, Kanturk, Kilkenny, Limerick, Longford, Mullingar, Nenagh, Roscommon, Shannon, Sligo, Tralee, Wexford.
Check HERE for addresses and Eircodes.
Linda Goggin James, the CEO of the Cork Cancer Care Centre, said she is delighted that Top Part has offered the services of their 20 nationwide stores and distribution network to help with the collection and transfer of Blankets of Hope. These blankets are made by amazing volunteers, knitters, knitting groups, schools, I.C.A ladies, UCC Knitters, and individuals who look for no praise or thanks but are so deserving of same.
Linda explained, the Blankets of Hope was founded by Ann Dowling Spillane who when going through Cancer herself found that somedays it was very cold in the Chemotherapy ward and there was a need for a Comfort Blanket. So she approached our Volunteers and asked them what they thought about us making blankets for those going through the journey of cancer, and they were very excited by it. We started by asking the volunteers in the Centre and also families involved in the centre to make and knit squares or Blankets. This initiative started on the 4th of January 2014 and today, May 2022, we have donated over 27,000 blankets right across the country, and in some cases, have been posted worldwide.
Blankets of Hope are for children, women and men, all made by the hands of volunteers with hope and love.