Saturday, 17 May 2014

Restoring Faith

Taking some time out from crafting posts to tell you about my friends little boy. He is five years old and he is the sweetest little boy I have ever met. She has occasionally brought him along to our knitting group and he goes round everyone to see what they are working on and asks very polite questions about the projects. Just when you think he couldn't get any sweeter he did.

He is taking part in a race with his school. When he got home he said to his mum that he wanted to help raise pennies for charity so that sick people wouldn't be sick anymore. It would bring a tear to a glass eye. So Lisa has set up a Just Giving page for him and he is now raising money for Cancer Research UK. He is doing very well and his target has already had to be upped because he passed it.

If any of you have any spare pennies please go over to his Just Giving page and donate. It doesn't have to be a lot. This little boy is just happy when someone has heard his message.

His mum is the business owner of For the Love of Yarn and she is holding an auction on Friday 23rd May at 8pm to help raise money. So she is looking for crafty related donations from anyone. I have donated a pair of socks. I actually won't be able to knit them until my placement is over in 15 weeks but she was okay with that (especially since she plans to place a bid on them). So if you fancy donating something or want to check out the auction itself head on over there.

This wasn't my only reason for posting about this. In a world where all you hear about is that bad things that happen I thought it was nice to hear about a very selfless little boy. It makes you think that maybe everything will be okay after all.


  1. We are very very proud of our we Hero! when we told him he had reached his £100 target he said "wow mummy, I wonder how many pennies i can raise tomorrow"... so we upped his target and planned the auction - he is very excited! we are so proud of both our wee cherubs - his little sister (3) is helping my drawing pictures that family and friends can buy so she can give the pennies to her big brother :) Thank yo Karen for a beautiful blog post! im just a bit teary xxx

  2. You are welcome. He's a wee soul. Very cute that your wee girl is joining in. Xx