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Balls for Boredom - Free wool by post

Balls for Boredom - Free wool by post

Why we need your help

Balls for Boredom

Knitting together, our community.

By making a donation of £2.95 if you can afford to, you are in essence buying someone over 60 in Somerset or North Somerset hours of wool based pleasure during this difficult time.

What is Balls for Boredom?

We set out with 100 balls of wool that had been kindly donated to us, and we had the idea that we'd send them out for free to over 60s in Somerset and North Somerset.

We know from our involvement with The Big Knit fundraising campaign that we have a lot of people in the area we cover who enjoy knitting and wanted to help them to continue, to make the lockdown period a little more bearable.

Girlings Retirement Rentals kindly gave us some money to cover the postage costs.

BUT THEN.

We mentioned these scheme on social media and put details of on our website:

https://ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk/things-to-do/create/balls-for-boredom/

and it took off in a big way! Suddenly our stock of 100 balls had evaporated and our postage money was almost gone too!

When we put out a plea for more wool, wonderful individuals and shops like the Frome Yarn Collective have started to send us some so that we can continue the Balls for Boredom scheme.  But for every pack of 2 balls of wool we send out, because it can't be flattened, it counts as a small parcel and this costs £2.95 to send.

If you could please help with these postage costs we can continue to send out our donated wool to those that would like it.

In many circumstances the projects the knitters are working on are for worthy charities (not just little hats for our own Big Knit), so your gift has a wide ranging benefit!


THANK YOU.

How you can support us

Supporters

Feb 25, 2021

Joan Bird

I'm applying on behalf of Staplegrove Monthers' Union Knitting Group; about 20 of us (all over 60) knitting various items for 10 charities eg Sailors' Mission, knee rugs for residents of care homes & hats for prem. babies in our local hospital. Thank you.


Feb 10, 2021

Anonymous

2.95
(plus 0.74 giftaid)

Feb 09, 2021

Anonymous

2.95
(plus 0.74 giftaid)

Feb 09, 2021

Anonymous

2.95

Feb 09, 2021

Anonymous

2.95
(plus 0.74 giftaid)

Dec 10, 2020

Julia

For my wool and some for someone else! Thank you

5.90
(plus 1.48 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2020

jane Rayson

3.50

Aug 10, 2020

Stitchersusie

8.85
(plus 2.21 giftaid)

May 11, 2020

Rosemary Bishop

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

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