Hi you lovely lot!
The plan is simple: raise money for SANDS so they can continue their brilliant work with the families of stillborn and neonatal death children. I'm not the adrenaline junkie who can throw myself out of a plane, I'm really not fit enough to run a marathon and chopping off all my hair doesn't really seem like the right thing to do.
I do however, have a thing for crochet. I learnt how to crochet last year and since then I've been hooked on hooking so what better way to raise a bit of money than by crocheting a baby blanket? The raising money bit is down to you - each £1 donated will buy you a virtual raffle ticket and at the end of the raffle, I'll get the wonders of the Internet to pick a winner at random. The winner will then be the proud owner of the blanket. After that, you can keep it, give it to a new parent, wrap your pug in it or whatever!
If you want to enter the raffle, please leave your name and email address so I can add you to the draw - I won't pass on your email to any 3rd party. You can enter as many times as you want, £2 buys you 2 tickets, £3 gets 3 tickets...you get the drift.
The raffle will open at 7.30pm GMT tonight (6th September) and will close on 6th October at 7.30pm GMT - I'll make the draw shortly after closing and will announce the winner.
Please remember to add your email if you want to enter the draw.
The blanket: made from Stylecraft Special Double Knit, measuring approximately 19 inches by 25.5 inches (48cm x 71cm), hand crocheted in moss stitch. Washable at 40C and dry flat.
I may not have children yet but I know parents who have been bereaved after a stillbirth or neonatal death. I know SANDS have helped these families with their grief and helped them remember their children - and for this I want to say thank you.
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