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Page updated - 02 December 2010

These articles were previously published in Cornard News


Cornard Knitting Group

The final day arrived on 20 September 2010 for the Queen Mothers Clothing Guild (QMCG) and 17 LARGE BLACK SACKS were packed into the car for the journey to London. All 227 garments from the Ladies in Cornard were sorted, sized and labelled. There was knitwear for all ages and new items including school blouses, shirts, socks baby-wear, nightwear and slippers. The total this year was 20,999 and, as yet the total for Scotland has not yet been added, so it would appear that we have managed to keep the numbers similar to last year; a great achievement by everyone involved.


All donations are for British Charities and all goods stay in Britain. Already the items are beginning to come in for 2011. A special ‘thank you’ must go to all the ladies who knit for us, at home, and to all those who donate ready-made goods, however small, throughout the year.


Come and join us at The Stevenson Centre on Wednesdays from 9:30am until noon to knit, sew or just chat; all are welcome. Once again ‘thank you’ to all who helped us achieve this year’s great total.


Sylvie - Q.M.C.G. - 10 November 2010

President and Executive Committee Member



Cornard Knitting Group

Queen Mary’s Clothing Guild is to become The Queen Mothers Clothing Guild. Her Majesty The Queen has kindly consented to a change of name for the UK Clothing Charity from 29 April 2010.


The change of name is in tribute to the late Queen Mother who became patron in 1953, on the death of Queen Mary, and remained patron until her own death in 2002. The present patron is Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy. The guild was set up in 1882 by Lady Wolverton to buy, make and collect new clothing and linens for UK Charities operating in the UK. All Garments are given free of charge to all charities under the QMCG umbrella.


The guild has provided between 21,000 and 26,000 new items to over 70 charities in the last five years. Helping is what the guild is all about and it is a job we do well.


All items of new clothing are gratefully accepted from the smallest pair of socks to adult wear. We collect all year and deliver personally to St. James Palace each September.


Come and join us at the Knitting Group every Wednesday between 9.30am and Noon at The Stevenson Centre. Come and knit for the charity or bring your own work for a social morning and a FREE tea or coffee. Established 2003, we are a friendly group and charge no fees. Please check out the charity on www.qmcg.org.uk or contact me on (01787) 375558 for further information.


Sylvie - Q.M.C.G. - 05 May 2010

President and Executive Committee Member


Cornard Knitting Group

The Group has now transferred from the Poplar Road Drop-In to the Stevenson Centre, Broom Street. We welcome old & new members from 9.30am to 12-noon each Wednesday where we continue to knit garments for various charities supplied by The Queen Mary’s Clothing Guild (Q.M.C.G.). The Guild is happy to accept donations of NEW items of clothing for all age groups that are delivered to and distributed from St. James’ Palace, London each September. Call me on (01787) 375558 or come along on Wednesday to find out more or to knit, sew and chat. You will be assured of a friendly welcome.


Sylvie - Q.M.C.G. - 06 May 2009

President and Executive Committee Member


Cornard Knitting Group

We ‘pulled out all the stops’ again this year to provide 271 garments for the Queen Mary’s Clothing Guild. As usual the quality of the knitwear was wonderful and the group produced clothing for men, women & children plus blankets, scarves and much more.


We travelled to St. James’s Palace in London, on 29 September 2008, laden with twelve sacks. Thank you everyone to all of those that come to knit together at the Community Drop-In and to those who knit at home for us; your work is much appreciated.


Whether you are an expert or a beginner we are always happy to see you at the Drop-In in Poplar Road on Wednesdays between 9.30am and 12noon. Please pop-along for a chat and a coffee. All ‘knitters’ are welcome whether for charity or for your own work. There are no fees, no obligations and we can provide everything. For further details, please phone me on (01787) 375558.


Hope to see you soon.


SylvieCornard Knitting Group – 02 Nov 2008


Cornard Knitting Club

The club had another happy and successful year during 2007 with 225 garments going off to London in October 2007 for our charity ‘the Queen Mary’s Clothing Guild’. The quality and quantity produced by the group never ceases to amaze me. The group Christmas tree at St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury also brought favourable remarks to several of the members. It was great fun to make and assemble.


In November, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Service of Thanksgiving marking the 125th Anniversary of The Clothing Guild in The Queens Chapel of the Savoy in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra, the Royal Patron to the Guild, who thanked everyone for the donations and continued interest.


We are already filling our knitting bags in readiness for October 2008. February 2008 has again been Woolly Hat Week for Trawler men from the British & International Sailors Society (BISS). We are also a very versatile group, following an urgent request we have just knitted 75 mice for the kittens at Bury Stray Cats home.


New members are always welcome. You do not need to be an expert, if fact, no experience is needed. So why not ‘knit & natter’ on Wednesdays between 9.30 and 12 Noon at The Community Drop-In in Poplar Road. There are no charges and we can provide all that you need.


Sylvie – Cornard Knitting Club – 05 Feb 2008