Calling all crafty people!

FYP needs you!

I have been thinking of ways to brighten up the main garden at Kalinovka Orphanage and spotted my neighbours bunting. By my reckoning it has been up in their garden for about 5 years and still looks good, so our next project is to make a giant strip of bunting for the young people at Kalinovka!

They are shut in overcrowded rooms all winter but are allowed out to wander around the garden in the summer, so lets make it more interesting for them. The young people there will see the effort made by people ‘far away’ and it will give them a boost. I have been told by their carers that these small gestures mean a huge amount to the mental wellbeing of someone starved of love and attention all their lives.

If we each make a length of bunting and tie them together, the team visiting Kalinovka this summer can put them up in August.

To ‘stretch the bunting love’ all the way back to the UK, we will also make a second length of bunting which will be displayed at FYP events over here. We will be reminded of the young people stuck in Kalinovka as we, and others, gaze at the same bunting they are gazing at.

Anyone who would like to participate in the FYP Bunting Project please email me for further instructions :

But hurry! The FYP bus leaves for Ukraine in 9 weeks!

The garden at Kalinovka, ripe for bunting!!

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