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At last our Carers Quilt is finished, and it was unveiled at our AGM on Friday 2 December.

Over fifty carers and former carers each contributed a square which represented their caring situation. We are immensely grateful to Sue Chantler, one of our volunteers, for putting it all together for us, taking on the mammoth task of single-handedly turning these squares into a stunning quilt, which has now taken pride of place on the Carers Centre meeting room wall. Click below for more news a photo of the unveiling.

Behind every square is a story, with each image representing something meaningful about caring to the person who made it. Maybe representing lovely holiday memories, the joy of moments to relax with a cup of tea, many hearts representing the love between the carer and the person they care for – it represents a really positive message about caring. We hope to make the stories available soon so more people can benefit from reading the messages behind the quilt.

We have been hugely impressed and touched by the time given and the skill shown by those carers who have played a part in creating this wonderful piece of art.

Thank you to all who contributed!