Many years ago I worked with a young woman who had more life
and energy for sport than anyone I have ever met. Fiona is much younger than me
but was happy to play me at squash. She was a tough opponent, her strength was phenomenal. We also played in the company five a-side
football team together. Somehow I always ended up on the opposite side to Fiona
and was terrified of her punishing tackles.
She persuaded the company owner to let me use his personal gym where
Fiona and I would train together. She taught me how to use weights correctly
and often we would meet at the gym at 6.00am and cycle miles through Fife
countryside before work. I thought she was invincible. We lost touch when I changed jobs and then
picked up contact again through Facebook. On the surface she was fine. Then I discovered
through a mutual friend that she had been battling a brain tumour for years.
All the fight and energy she used on the sports arena was now being channelled
to keep her alive.
During one recent communication with Fiona I became very
frustrated. I wanted to do something - anything to help her. I remembered her
posting about wearing a grey hat for Brain Tumour Research. That afternoon in
November 2015 I started to knit hats. I haven’t stopped since.
I would like to ask you to sponsor me to knit fifty hats
before the end of June this year. I will be posting regular updates on the
#Hattastic Big Knit Challenge on my blogwww.moiramcpartlinb.com as well as
pictures of the hats as they grow.
This Just Giving Page is for sponsorship only due to Gift
Aid rules but if you would also like to buy a hat, details can be found on my
To date I have knitted thirteen hats, in six different styles.
This amounts to a total 42482 stiches knitted using 1092 grams of wool. And not a fur pompom in sight!
‘Brain tumours kill more children
and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet just 1% of the
national spend on cancer research is allocated to this devastating disease.’
On the 24 March 2016
Brain Tumour Research hold their ‘Wear a hat for a Day’ event. Do you need a
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.