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Project Linus

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Project Linus is a long supporter of our Young Carers and hundreds of them have received handmade blankets and quilts.

Project Linus originated in America, December 1995 when Karen Loucks saw a newspaper article showing how much a comfort blanket had helped a child cancer victim and decided to organise blankets for her local children’s cancer unit and started spreading the word. Since that time over 3 million blankets and quilts have been delivered worldwide.


Project Linus started in the UK in March 2000 as a result of a quilter’s desire to help children in need. It has now spread to cover most of the UK.


Thanks to the talented artisans, hundreds of quilts have been given to new owners across our Young Carer services, offering comfort when they need it the most.