Hello from the Knitivity Campaign!!
Knitivity is a creative, fundraising campaign which asks people to support Beaumont Hospital by knitting and/or crocheting from our pattern range and returning the items to us by Freepost when complete. They are then sold in Knitivity branded gift bags at our Foundation desk in the hospital. Background:
In August 2017, we reached out to our supporters asking them to get involved in a new campaign called, 'Knitivity'
, which asked people to knit or crochet one of three Christmas characters, a reindeer, elf or santa which would be sold to benefit the hospital.
We were truly astonished and delighted by the response we received! Individuals, schools, craft groups, knitting circles and ICAs from all over Ireland signed up and the nations' needles began crafting hundreds and hundreds of our 'Knitivity'
characters! In addition, Haven Pharmacy group got behind the campaign as a community fundraiser and began encouraging their customers to get knitting and all their returned knits were sold directly from Haven's 48 Pharmacies and 100% of the sale price was returned to us in Beaumont Hospital Foundation.
Close to 1,000 knitted and crocheted characters were created by supporters countrywide, raising a fantastic €14,000 for Beaumont Hospital in 2017. Many people involved in other craft practices also contributed and in addition to the income which the campaign raised, it's also provided enormous engagement for the Foundation with new groups of people and in new locations countrywide. Amazing!You can sign up to knit or crochet for us and dowload our patterns here or if you prefer, call Sarah on 01 - 809 2457 and we will post you out:
- Printed patterns
- Fabric labels - which bear the Knitivity logo for you to sew on to the finished characters
- ID cards - to provide your name/county and the reason why you got involved (these will be attached to your completed characters)
- Freepost label to return your item/s to us