- Workbox

We meet monthly in The Library at St Mark’s on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. During Lent we meet every Thursday, beginning after Ash Wednesday.

Our Lent and Spring work is concentrated on making items for the Neo-Natal Department and its Intensive Care Unit both at St Mary’s Poole, Maternity Hospital.

Autumn sees us supporting “Mary’s Men”, providing warm essentials for those who sleep “rough” in Bournemouth, mainly hats, socks,  gloves, plus items for the Shoebox Appeal. Patterns supplied.

We enjoy great fellowship and sharing of ideas and news as a group. Come along and join us at any time.

Please contact the Parish Office for details

parishoffice@stmarkshighcliffe.org.uk  or 01425 277614

June 2021

We were so pleased to meet together again at the beginning of June. The garden setting and added sunshine were a bonus and we were pleased to welcome Revd Veronica along to meet her socially.

Although we haven’t met, members have continued to knit, sew and crochet at home for the Neonatal Unit at Poole Maternity Hospital. Between us we have made 237 hats, 10 blankets, 15 layette sets of a hat, tiny cardigan and blanket and 18 lactaction bags. Congratulations ladies and thank you so much for responding to my requests.

They have now all been safely delivered to Poole.

Some members have also knitted the tiny angels which you may have seen at our Christmas services. The current batch will be presented to the staff at the Highcliffe Medical Centre as part of the National Health Service celebrations at the beginning of July. This is just a small token of our thanks for their continued service to us all during some very difficult times.

We will meet in the library on Thursday 1st July and then again on 2nd September when we begin our winter work for the Salvation Army.

Christine Clode




October 2020

 5 members of the Workbox Group met for the first time since March, suitably distanced and cleansed of course. We spent some time sharing our experiences of being Locked In and were reassured that we had all had the same concerns.

Were delighted to learn that the Poole Neonatal Unit were able to accept our gifts so we spent the morning packing up 8 bags of knitting – hats, blankets and cardigans, plus cotton bags and shoulder rolls for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

These have been delivered and the staff were overwhelmed by our gifts. 




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