A Cardigan sewing club has seen the joy of those benefitting from the fruits of the club’s labours.

Earlier this year, The Mount Zion Sewing and Crafts Club created 12 hand-made quilts which they then sent to Ty Cariad, a children’s home in Uganda, east Africa.

Club members have been delighted to see photographs of the youngsters receiving the quilts.

“When we saw the girls wrapped up in them and how happy they were, it made us feel that we had made a great difference in their lives and we made some more,” said Doreen Driscoll, who organises the group with Sylvia Furley,

In addition to the quilts, sewing club members produced a Christmas craft display at the church for Cardigan Fair Day, raising almost £400 for the home.

Ty Cariad was founded 15 years ago by Paul and Jan Thomas of Sarnau after Paul, the chaplain to South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, returned home following a visit to Uganda’s Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Kampala.

While on the trip he spoke to local officers who had rescued two babies dropped into a latrine pit.

When Paul shared the story with pastors of a local church, the vision for a home to care for unwanted babies and vulnerable children was born.

The Tŷ Cariad charity now cares for more than 50 children at the home and has provided temporary shelter for more than 100 more. The charity also helps pay for the education of needy children in the community.

The Mount Zion Sewing and Crafts Club is always keen to welcome new members.

Anyone interested in joining can call into Mount Zion Church on Priory Street any Friday afternoon.

Everyone will always receive a warm welcome and a cuppa, plus home-made goodies.

For more information on Ty Cariad, visit TyCariadAfrica.org