Blanket auction raises £500!
We will soon be able to help more of the children we support in Darfur to keep warm during cold desert nights, thanks to a remarkable piece of handiwork auctioned by Worth School in West Sussex.
Kim Harding-Snelling, who works at St Bede’s House at Worth School, spent over 150 hours creating a knitted blanket made up of one hundred different coloured and textured squares. Each square featuring a different knitting technique and as the photos show, the blanket is a sight to behold.
Kim very generously decided to put the blanket up for auction to support our work, as the St Bede’s House charity. We are delighted that the final bid for the blanket reached a £500 and the money will be used to purchase blankets for the children in Darfur.
Michael Matthews, Housemaster of St Bede’s House said: “We have been honoured to support Kids for Kids over the last 4 years and are proud to have raised over £16,000 in that time. Our Matron, Kim, has done such an amazing job and has taken such pride in making her contribution to the house charity effort.”
Kids for Kids founder, Patricia Parker MBE, added “What an amazing, wonderful work of art and what an incredible thing to do. I am so pleased that we will be able to buy blankets for the children with the money it raised at auction. The desert nights in Darfur are cold and a blanket can protect children from chest infections which can be fatal when they are already weak with malnutrition.”
The large double blankets we provide in Darfur currently cost £25 each, so this fundraising initiative by the school will buy 20 blankets to help keep children warm at night.
If your school or group would like to find out more about how you could raise funds to help our work with forgotten children in Darfur, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.