Posted on Tuesday, October 2 2012 at 8am
The Big Issue is inviting you to take part in a fundraising knitting campaign that will attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
With sponsorship from Get Britain Crafting and Deramores, the homelessness charity is asking knitters to pick up their needles on Saturday 17 November to take part in ‘The Big Knitathon.’ The campaign aims to raise awareness of The Big Issue Foundation’s work and the homeless – and raise vital funds for the charity. The events will also be part of a nationwide attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people knitting simultaneously.
“The Big Knitathon is a great way to bring communities together to raise vital funds for the Big Issue Foundation,” says Moria Hornik, Corporate and Community Events Officer at The Big Issue Foundation. “This is our first ever national event, and whilst knitting might not seem like the obvious solution to tackling the problem of homelessness, Funds raised will help some of societies most vulnerable people take those all-important first steps into changing their lives.”
If you’d like to hold your own event to help, all you need to get started is an event pack filled with posters, sponsorship forms and information on how to make your event a success. Get hold of one from Moira Hornik on 0207 526 3459, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter at @TBIF
We think it’s a great cause, and a really fun world record attempt to be part of – why not get your knitting group to sign up?