Kairos Community Trust thanks the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild for its generous donation of new bed linen and men’s clothes. The QMCG started in the 19th century with a group of women making clothes for an orphanage in Dorset and their first royal patron was Queen Mary. Today, the charity distributes more than 25,000 items of new clothing annually for men, women and children, as well as household linen. It does this through other relevant charities that help the sick and needy in the UK and it is the longest standing multidenominational charity providing this service.
Kairos staff were among the visitors to the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild’s 2016 Packing Week event at St James’s Palace, London, where in a considerable feat of logistics, all donations are received, sorted and allocated before delivery.
- For more about the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild’s work and history: qmcg.org.uk.