What to do with surplus clerical shirts?

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01 March 2019

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I have retired and don’t need to keep as many clerical shirts as when I was in active ministry. Is there somewhere I can send my shirts (secondhand but in good condition) where they would be put to good use? These are women’s shirts, but there must be men who have surplus shirts, too.

Your answer: I am sure the questioner must have a quilt group somewhere in her vicinity. Why not join them, and turn her shirts into a quilt as a reminder of her time in ministry? Years ago, a very famous cricketer had all his club ties made into a quilt as a reminder of his cricketing time.

Bronwen Laycock (Reader and quilter)
Porthmadog

 

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P. G.

 

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