A 24 hour Shrewsbury knitathon strongly supported by our Rotary club is weaving its way towards creating a healthy £2,300 for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
The charity knitathon at Belle Vue Methodist Church Hall raised £900 on the day and with Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club’s donation of £250, which has the promise of being doubled, will achieve the £2,300 result.
“This is a really fantastic outcome,” said the club’s president Rotarian John Yeomans. “I am no knitter, but I have been spun around by this.”
The 24 hour knitathon was completed by a core group of 30 enthusiasts and was attended on the open day by the Mayor Councillor Julian Dean.
Said Mrs Mavis Sharp, wife of Rotarian Roger Sharp and joint organiser of the knitathon: “We are delighted with the outcome of our knitathon and extremely appreciative of the fantastic support we’ve received from the Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club, the Mayor, the local community and the Hope House fundraising team. And last, but not least, I cannot praise enough joint organiser Anna Vass who worked like a Trojan to make sure the event was successful.”
On behalf of Hope House Children’s Hospices, area fundraiser Ms Bekki Fardoe said: “We are truly grateful for the hard work and commitment that both Mavis and Anna put in to making the 24 hour knitathon a success and for raising so much money for Hope House Children’s Hospices. Huge thanks also goes to the Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club for their generous donation and to the local community who came out in their drones to purchase raffle tickets, crafted items and enjoy plenty of coffee and cake. This donation is going to make a huge difference to the local children and families that we support.”