Let's get Morsbags into every local newsletter in the same month…

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  • #1918
    sazzie
    sazzie
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    Wowsers…. brilliant Pol, personally I wouldn’t change a thing x

    #1919
    sazzie
    sazzie
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    Although some people would no doubt prefer to put an email address as opposed to a phone number

    #1920
    Pol
    Pol
    Keymaster

    Thanks Sazzie – and that’s a really good point about email rather than phone… Thanks for contacting local pods and schools too – hope they respond…

    #1921
    beattie
    beattie
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    And I think I’d list whales, seals and turtles as the animals who’d be grateful! Lists of three work – ask any orator! 🙂

    Thanks for putting it together for us to copy Pol! I’m grateful 🙂

    #1940
    sazzie
    sazzie
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    I’ve just emailed the editor of our village newsletter in the hope that he will include an article about morsbags in the March edition. Fingers crossed.

    #1950
    sazzie
    sazzie
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    BUMP – anyone else joining in?

    #1952
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I’ll be looking into it when we get home – sometime next week.

    #1956
    Agwen
    Agwen
    Participant

    One of our bag makers is also editor of the village newsletter so we have already had an artical published. However she is looking into the surrounding villages newsletters.

    #1960
    sazzie
    sazzie
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    Brilliant Agwen

    #2003
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I’ve sent an article to our local (village) paper. It used to carry a regular “articlette” about morsbags every month when Aggie Baggies were active, so I reminded readers about morsbags, rather than explained from scratch.

    #2004
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    Brilliant Beattie. No doubt there will be new people/readers who don’t know about morsbags

    #2065
    offcuts
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    Here is a copy of a press release that our new pod Whissybags sent out.

    First Rutland Morsbag Pod

    Whissendine WI have set up the first Morsbag pod and have already made enough bags for all their members to be given one at their February meeting, free bags will be available from Mace Village store in Whissendine from Saturday 1st March 2014.

    Morsbags are made by people donating fabric and thread; members of the Whissendine WI Pod called Whissybags give their time and energy to make the bags, which they are finding quite addictive!

    The idea of Morsbags is to encourage people to use a cloth bag which can be reused and washed if necessary, reducing plastic bag use and at the same time reducing landfill by using old tablecloths, duvet covers and curtains that might otherwise end up in land fill.

    Reducing the use of plastic bags not only saves the earths viable resources as they are usually made from oil, but also helps protect wildlife both on land and in the sea. Many animals die a long and painful death from ingesting plastic bags especially in the ocean where they can look like jellyfish.

    Each Morsbag is a little different depending on what its be made from and who made it! Whissybags would welcome donations of any sewing thread and clean old duvet covers, table cloths, curtains or off cuts of material.

    For more information on Morsbags and Whissybags please see https://morsbags.com/pods/viewpod/?pod=1265

    Ends

    Note to Editors: Attached is a photo of some of the Whissendine WI committee with some of the Morse bags that have been made, which you are welcome to publish.

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    #2067
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Is it too late to correct the typo? The note to editors refers to “Morsebags” in the last paragraph. Don’t want people to google the wrong thing, do we? 😉

    #2068
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I forgot to say – Otherwise, brilliant!!! Well done Whisseybags – and it’s a great idea to include a photo 😀

    #2069
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    I’ll mention it to them. I hadn’t noticed! Well spotted!

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