Our newly launched 'Knitivity' Christmas fundraiser has invited people countrywide who knit and/or crochet to take on creating one, or all, of three Christmas characters, Beau the Elf, Monty the Reindeer and Dr Claus in support of Beaumont Hospital!
The resulting knitted decorative figures will be sold in attractive gift bags, along with a card identifying the name and county of origin of each knitter to acknowledge and personalise their contribution. The characters will be sold from the hospital and in coming weeks, online at www.beaumontfundraising.ie. Beaumont Hospital Foundation is also encouraging people who are knitting countrywide to sell their characters locally at Christmas fairs and other festive events and remit the funds raised to the hospital.
When people sign-up to support 'Knitivity', they are sent patterns for each of the characters, ID cards to provide their name and county info, fabric ‘Knitivity’ labels to be sewn on to each character and Freepost mailing bags to return their work by November 6th.
Through social media alone, the campaign has already attracted over three hundred individual knitters and knitting groups countrywide and the hospital is preparing for the arrival of thousands of santas, elves and reindeers in coming weeks.
If you would like to get involved, contact Beaumont Hospital Foundation on 01 – 809 2457 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.