Jennifer MacLean


Fundraising for Cyrenians
raised of £2,000 target
by 55 supporters
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Before anything else go and have a look at the Big Knit 2020 LIST    

Big Knit 2020: Here is your chance to support a wonderful charity while securing some great winter woolies for yourself or for Christmas gifts!...from hand knits ranging from the 2020 Big Knit blanket to special knitted toys, rugs, socks and kiddies cardigans, hats, scarves, rugs, teapot cosies and cushion covers! If you don't fancy or need a knitted can still make a donation!

Background: Described as “a jewel of a festival” (Scotsman) Perthshire Amber, has since 2005 established itself as one of Scotland’s leading musical and cultural events. Dougie MacLean, “Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (Performing Songwriter USA) and his team have developed a unique festival which shares with visitors from Scotland and abroad his native and beautiful scenery, as well as his music and musical friends.

The Perthshire Amber Big Knit has been an important part of our festival since 2007 and is a hands on way of raising funds for our favourite charity. Festival-goers and knitters from afar contribute their time and energy to knit squares to create a knitted blanket and to knit other special articles that are auctioned, raffled or sold to help show our support in a unique, creative and involving way. Our Big Knit raised over £1,200 for the Cyrenians in 2018 and in 2019 raised £1,797.00.

Dougie MacLean's mother Dolly was the Big Knit's first co-ordinator (2007 - 2010) and continues to help with the knitting and overseeing of the Big Knit Team that has gradually evolved. Several of Dolly's special hand knit items are included in this year's offerings.

During this year of the global pandemic Covid 19 our music festival has been cancelled but we still want to raise funds for Cyrenians by asking for a donation (with or without one of the special knitted items) from everyone who has enjoyed our Perthshire Amber Festival in the past or our streamed Live Concerts during 2020.

We’re so pleased to be helping The Cyrenians again in 2020. A sincere and huge 'Thank You' to everyone who has knitted items for sale  and to those who year after year buy hats and other things. We couldn’t do it without you!

How to secure an item: All the items available (with suggested minimum donation) are numbered and listed on the festival website   Each item will go to the first person who contacts Jenny via email  quoting the name and number of the item and confirming that (once they hear back by email from Jenny) they will immediately donate the requested amount (or more) here on this Just Giving site. Remember we will need your full name and postal address to send your package out to, so please include that in the email as well.

Remember... If you don't fancy or need a knitted can still make a donation! Every pound will help...

About the charity


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Cyrenians' missions is to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness through learning from lived experience; by delivering targeted services which focus on prevention, early intervention and support into a home; and by influencing changes in legislation and policy.

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