Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I am a doctor working at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford, and in my spare time I am also a knitter.
Last year, I decided to knit a pair of socks in limited edition Marie Curie yarn for every one of the patients in Bradford Hospice at Christmas. When I posted about it online lots of kind knitters offered to help, and the project grew. Hand knitted socks came in from all around the world, including U.S.A, New Zealand and Dubai. In the end, we collected over 229 pairs of socks, enough for EVERY patient in EVERY Marie Curie Hospice in the UK to have a pair of hand knitted socks for Christmas.
I also published my own sock recipe which I sold in aid of Marie Curie - it raised just over £585 and is still available here:
This year, I want to go bigger....and so I created the Flower Power Fund. Working with 12 talented UK indie yarn dyers, one a month, each will be producing a limited edition colourway inspired by a flower of their choice, with a donation from each skein going to Marie Curie. There will be random giveaways held on Instagram (follow Sherlock_knits on Instagram for full details) and prize draws for some fabulous yarn prizes. Later in the year, I will be re-launching the Marie Curie Sock Quest again - perhaps this year we might be able to knit for even more people??
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Sitting knitting may be incredibly relaxing but it doesn’t help my thunder thighs, so I will be completing a couple of personal challenges too - firstly to run my first ever marathon (off-road too!) in June, and secondly to run 1000 miles over the course of the year.
Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Last year, Marie Curie cared for over 40000 people across the UK and working in the Bradford Hospice I get to see the difference it makes to people and their families every day.
£5 would pay for an activity pack for children visiting relatives in a Marie Curie hospice
£20 would pay for one hour of Marie Curie nursing in a patient's home
£300 would pay for one in-patient admission for acute symptom control in a Marie Curie Hospice
Please, please, please dig deep - every penny counts!
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