Kairos Community Trust thanks the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild for its generous donation of new clothing, towels and bedding. The Guild, run by volunteers, is one of the UK’s oldest charities and has worked with Kairos for fourteen years.
Support Worker Martina Cooley was invited to the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild Packing Week at St James’ Palace, where donations are sorted, counted and packed ready for collection. She writes:
“I was overwhelmed at the generosity and the longevity of this wonderful charity, dating back to 1882. We were escorted around some of the rooms of St James’ Palace by a very kind and passionate volunteer, who explained the history behind QMCG and recounted stories from the archives.
“We met many of the donors, one of whom donated lap blankets and an extremely well received fidget muff. We shared openly and honestly how their work helps so many others who are struggling and shared snippets of our journeys. There were some tears, and lots of joy and laughter. A truly blessed experience that we will never forget.”
Donations will be used across Kairos services, from our abstinence support hostel to our move-on houses.
The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild donated over 40,000 items to 63 charities in 2022. Find out more here.