Helping Macmillan keep cancer fighters cosy
Posted by Deadly Knitshade on July 27, 2009
Macmillan are lovely folks. They’ve been improving the lives of cancer fighters since way back in 1911 and this year they have teamed up with The Knitter magazine to ask for your help.
A Nationwide campaign called the Macmillan Comfort Blanket, in association with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 25th September and supported by Rowan, has been launched.
They’re asking folks to knit 20cm x 20cm squares to make up Comfort Blankets. The blankets will consist of 40 squares (8 long and 5 wide). Each will be handed over to someone who is living with cancer to make them cosy while they fight their battle.
Fabulous designers (Amanda Crawford, Debbie Bliss, Jane Crowfoot, Jean Moss, and Martin Storey) from all over the knitting planet are joining in with some jaw-dropping square patterns which you can download on Macmillan’s website. Or you can make something even more stitch-worthy of your own.
Coffee Mornings will be taking place all over the UK on the 25th of September. But as we’re evening owls we’ll be planning a Macmillan Comfort Blanket meeting to bring your squares to and sew up blankets at the end of September.
Until then you can send your Comfort Blankets to:
The Knitter Macmillan Comfort Blanket
Future Publishing Ltd
30 Monmouth Street
or drop it off with them at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace in October.
You can also register for a coffee morning or donate online www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246 quoting NA3