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£2,273
raised of £1,500 target by 120 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,273 to be shared between St. Petrocks, Knit for Peace and Rainbow Arch of Mind

    Exeter, Devon UK
    Funded on Sunday, 1st December 2019

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    Story

    Event Start: Noon, Friday 1st November 2019

    Event Finish: 24+ hours, Saturday 2nd November 2019

    Venue: Wool on the Exe, 2 Okehampton Street, EX4 1DW

    I am crazily going to attempt a World Record for the 'Longest Crochet Marathon' officially confirmed by Guinness World Records (26/3/19).

    I will be continuously* crocheting scarves for a local homeless charity, St Petrock's , and also raising funds for Knit for Peace and Rainbow Arch of Mind (non-profit mental health organisation).

    St Petrock's - We are Exeter's charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. For over 20 years, we have been providing a range of support, housing and prevention services to help fill the gaps in services available to individuals in need.

    Knit for Peace - We now distribute regularly to over 200 outlets, including hospitals, women’s refuges, refugee drop in centres, prisons, community groups, and hospices as well as to developing countries and refugee camps, or those living in the rubble in Syria. We send the knitting (and crochet) to where it’s needed. We also pass on donations of yarn and needles to enable people on low incomes to knit. The operation has grown organically, and we estimate we have over 22,000 knitters.

    Rainbow Arch of Mind - VISION: A world where people can speak about mental health without any prejudice, embarrassment or shame. MISSION: To collate & share anonymous mental illness experiences & coping strategies for others to reference and relate to. Funds will be used to run a website to achieve this mission.

    I am passionate about mental health and the benefits of craft to sufferers, including me.

    *(with 5 min rest breaks per hour)

    My Story

    This idea came from me realising that I will never be able to complete a running marathon in my lifetime and raise loads of money for charity, which has always been on my bucket list. Then, I thought, what am I good at? Crochet! Not sure why, but this led me to check the Guinness World Records site...

    ...now...I am attempting a never attempted World Record, 'Longest Crochet Marathon' !!! I need to accomplish 24+ hours of continuous* crocheting the day before my 45th birthday (of which I will likely be mostly sleeping!).

    With this crazy challenge, I would like to raise as much money as I can for charities and organisations whose recipients are / could be affected by mental health issues.

    I have also had it confirmed that I have Osteoarthritis in my fingers and hands, which makes this massive attempt even more of a challenge!!

    Please donate an amount that you can afford to support me and these wonderful charities and organisations.

    I will update you all as we get nearer to the big event!

    Thank you!

    Nat :) x

    Updates

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    • Natalie Morrison1 month ago
      Natalie Morrison

      Natalie Morrison

      1 month ago

      After 24 and 1/2 hours crocheting, an anxiety panic attack and drinking through straws...I finally made it!!! All of the photos, videos and interviews can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/crochetmarathon/ Thank you all SO much for your support! I couldn't have done it without you ❤🌈❤ Now to wait 12 weeks to see if I actually got the record...

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    • Natalie Morrison1 month ago
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      Natalie Morrison

      1 month ago

      As of today, RAINBOW ARCH OF MIND is now a registered mental health charity ❤🌈❤

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    • Natalie Morrison2 months ago
      Natalie Morrison

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      2 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/18/2019 12.27

    Supporters

    120

    • Ross M

      Ross M

      Nov 18, 2019

      Well Done!!

      £5.00

    • Bronte Court Donations

      Bronte Court Donations

      Nov 16, 2019

      Thank you to Jackie and Dave and all the amazing tenants of Bronte Court for their amazing donations and support ❤🌈❤

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 13, 2019

    • James Burton

      James Burton

      Nov 12, 2019

      Well done girlie, top effort. You know where I am if you need me xxx

      £10.00

    • Oz

      Oz

      Nov 12, 2019

      Well done

    • Donations

      Donations

      Nov 11, 2019

      £140 from Wool on the Exe shop event donations and other sponsorships ❤🌈❤

      £278.42

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 11, 2019

      £10.00

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    Natalie Morrison

    Natalie Morrison

    Exeter, Devon UK

    I am passionate about mental health issues and breaking the stigma. I formed the 'Exmouth Crafty Crafters' craft group four years ago and last year created 'Rainbow Arch of Mind', a non-profit organisation that will fund a website for mental health.

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