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£301raised of £250 target by 23 supporters

Weʼre raising £250 to Raffle Granny E’s frugal sunburst blanket in aid of, and to donate equally to, the Alzheimers Society and the Smallwood Trust.

Wantage, UK

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My wonderful Grandmother Elizabeth was taken from us last year by dementia, and in her memory I made a blanket to celebrate her life and raise funds for the Alzheimers Society (to continue their work) and the Smallwood Trust (the charity remembered in her will).

Several awesome people contributed to the project with squares. The aim was to use yarn from their stash, odds and ends that were too small for projects. Granny was frugal all her life and I wanted to showcase this in the blanket.

The blanket is lap sized, 110cm/43 inches tall and 100cm/40 inches wide and made with 100% acrylic yarn. This means it is machine washable.

Raffle tickets are £2 and each multiple of £2 will purchase you more tickets (so £10 equals 5 entries). Please make sure you set the amount donated to show (not anonymous) otherwise I can't enter you into the raffle!

Winners will be drawn at 12 noon 9 August 2018 (the anniversary of the day my Granny passed away).

Good luck!

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  • Sophie Hurden6 days ago
    Sophie Hurden

    Sophie Hurden

    6 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    My podcast is finally up and you can see me drawing the winner: Congratulations to Amy Glenn, and thank you so much everyone for taking part. We far exceeded my fundraising target which I am so grateful for.

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  • Sophie Hurden10 days ago
    Sophie Hurden

    Sophie Hurden

    10 days ago

    Hi all, thanks soooooo much for supporting this raffle - we've broken £300!! The raffle closes at 12 noon today and I'll be recording a podcast this afternoon in which I'll draw the winner. Hopefully it'll be edited and up this evening!

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  • Sophie Hurden1 month ago
    Sophie Hurden

    Sophie Hurden

    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Whoop whoop!! Still lots of time left to get tickets. Thank you so much to everyone who has bought already xx

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Page last updated on: 8/13/2018 8:07 AM



  • Flic Merrison

    Flic Merrison

    Aug 7, 2018

    Congrats on hitting your target. Fx


  • Jo Navin

    Jo Navin

    Aug 3, 2018

    Congratulations on reaching your goal Sophie and raising money for this charity xx


  • Catherine


    Aug 2, 2018

    Well done for raising money for a very good cause!


  • Emily Owen

    Emily Owen

    Aug 2, 2018


  • Amy Glenn

    Amy Glenn

    Jul 18, 2018

    Such a beautiful blanket...and a very worthy cause.Dementia has sadly touched our family too.Any progress in treatment or care for people living with this dreadful disease is a very positive step! x


  • Jo Woolmer

    Jo Woolmer

    Jul 6, 2018

    Happy to contribute to a great cause xx


  • Maman


    Jul 6, 2018

    Hi Sophie, Hope this helps towards the total amount. Granny would have been proud of you, but then she always was proud of her grand children! Well done! x


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