Win a gorgeous crocheted blanket…
This post is dedicated to a very special charity called “Grannies Who Care” (GWC).
I was first introduced to GWC by my dearest friend Nellie Hunter. I wanted to crochet booties and toys and was looking for a charity group who collected such items in the Centurion/Pretoria area. Some months later over lunch with Nellie – we started chatting about the amazing work that GWC do and their efforts to raise money for the purchase of polar fleece fabric to make blankets, and then I had a brainwave, I could donate a blanket towards a raffle in an attempt to raise funds….but more about this just now. Let me first tell you about GWC.
Grannies who care
GWC was founded 5 years ago by an awesome, gentle lady – Melody van Staden. Their first project was centred on making bed socks for an old age home, which later evolved into ministering at the Kalafong Hospital, which is a private hospital situated on the western outskirts of Pretoria in the suburb of Atteridgeville. They focus on mothers and their newborn babies. GWC is an ongoing outreach into the local community. Each of the blankets made by GWC bears the “JESUS LOVES ME” label, which serves as an ongoing message to everyone who sees the blanket.
GWC is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and you can help by knitting beanies, booties, making polar fleece blankets, toys or passing on baby clothing and toys (newborn and 0-3 months). You can also make a donation into their account – see details bellows. This goes towards buying polar fleece fabric to make well over 200 blankets every month.
Support GWC – Buy a Raffle Ticket
Now back to the raffle and my attempt to raise some money for the very important work that GWC do. I was fortunate to test a pattern – The Queen Mother by Annamarie Joubert-Esterhuisen. You can find her patterns here. The completed blanket was just too beautiful to keep to myself, so I decided to raffle it.
It’s super simple to participate. All you need to do is make payments direct into the GWC account. Each raffle ticket is just R50.00. There details are as follows:
Grannies who care: FNB 260655
Account: 625 147 866 33
Ref: Blanket + YOUR name
SMS Ref details to: 083 564 9285 OR email proof of payment to email@example.com with your telephone/cellphone number.
I will reply with the Raffle Ticket number once payment is confirmed. Note this may take a day or two to reflect and confirm.
The draw will take place on 1 September 2017 in Centurion. It will be audited by the GWC- Directors. The Winner will be notified via telephone call and will also be announced on social media.
Please help me raise some funds for a very very good cause….and who knows YOU could be the lucky recipient of a gorgeous cotton blanket.
I look forward to receiving your SMSs and/or e-mails. A huge thank you to those of you who have already purchased your tickets. Good luck to all!