Knit Relief was an idea I had to raise money for an amazing UK charity called Sport Relief. Sport Relief encourages people to raise money through activities and sport, and uses the money to tackle serious poverty all over the world. I always try to do something for Sport Relief, but the truth of the matter is… I suck at sport. My idea of sport is a knit-athon while watching Grey’s Anatomy, so I’ve never been able to raise much money at all.
This year, I decided to use my real skills to raise money for Sport Relief. I asked all my online friends who I know that love to craft to donate something they had made to a big online eBay auction called Knit Relief. I was blown away by the responses I got and Knit Relief currently has 53 items on auction! Here are a few of the awesome things we are selling:
If you live in Europe or have a UK eBay account and would like to bid on anything, it would be amazing, and all the money goes to such an incredible cause. You can access the Knit Relief eBay page by clicking here. And here are a few of the things that Sport Relief can do with your money:
£5 could buy new clothes for a child living or working on the streets of Nepal.
£10 could give expert advice and guidance to a person living with dementia in the UK, and their carer, to improve their quality of life.
£20 could give vital medicine to 16 children in Uganda who have severe malaria so they can survive the long journey to hospital.
So basically, you can buy some awesome knitting and save a life, all in one go! I know this has been a bit of an unusual post for me, but I really hope you will take the time to look at our auction and bid on something great.