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6 February 2010 / dublinknitters

fundraising drive for Haiti & Heart for Children Ireland

Fundraising Drive for Haiti and Heart Children Ireland

A unique fundraising drive is taking place on Sunday February 14th at the Pavilions
Shopping Centre in Swords.

Knitters, Crocheters and Stitchers from all over Dublin are coming together to create handmade blankets for children undergoing heart surgery.  Each square created will be sponsored, the event will also support the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. All money raised with go directly to Partners in Health, the
international charity headed up in Haiti by Dublin doctor Louise Ivers.

Anyone can take part by sponsoring a participant or by generating some sponsorship and then knitting, crocheting or sewing a square – any colour, any design – measuring 6 inches by 6 inches, either at the event or in advance. The squares will be joined into blankets and donated directly to Heart Children Ireland, who gift them to cardiac patients as comfort blankets in the intensive care unit of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin following heart surgery.

The event will run all day from 10am to 6pm at the Pavilions Shopping Centre, and everyone is welcome.

Some wool and knitting needles/crochet hooks will be available for use at the event. Odds and ends of wool and completed squares will be gratefully received.

For further information or sponsorship forms please contact:

Máire Jones, 087-9676094
or email knitasquareandshowyoucare@gmail.com

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