Over the past couple of editions of eNews, we asked for knitters to help create new CALAMARI, or CAL for short.
CALAMARI SHANARRI is an initiative of CrossReach's Children and Families and has proved very popular in engaging groups and individuals to learn about GIRFEC and children’s wellbeing.
Since May, Tanya, CAL's "Mum", has been overwhelmed with the interest in CAL. Tanya says "Literally hundreds of people have either expressed how much they like CAL, or want to know how to get involved or knit one for their own use. I've had communications from other Charities, Local Authorities, Social Work Departments, as well as individuals. The response has been amazing."
Help us spread the important message about children's wellbeing, which is what CAL is all about, by sending Tanya your pictures and stories of CAL. We are interested in where and how you have used CAL and may share your stories to inspire others in how to use CAL. Drop Tanya an email here.
If you want us to keep you up to date on what's happening with CAL, please click here.
We need more knitters to knit more CALs. If you are able to knit us a CALAMARI then email us for the pattern) and send your colourful CALAMARI to: CALAMARI SHANARRI, CrossReach, Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR