365 little stitches in aid of Hull and East Yorkshire charities

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Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by Leo Stevens

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In April last year, Miranda van Rossum did a 24-hour cross stitchathon in aid of House of Light, a Hull-based charity supporting women with postnatal depression. She raised £670 – more than three times the original target.

After her great success, Miranda has now set herself a challenge which makes the stitchathon look like a mere sprint in comparison. Miranda will be doing one cross stitch design a day, for 365 days, this time in aid of five Hull and East Yorkshire based charities and is aiming to raise £2500.

The charities are;

  • The Green Team – a Goole based charity providing a not for profit gardening service for elderly and disabled people
  • House of Light – Hull-based charity supporting women with postnatal depression
  • Recycling Unlimited – supporting people with mental heath difficulties
  • Special Stars Foundation – organises events and activities for disabled children and young people
  • The Warren – works with young people aged 16-25 from disadvantaged backgrounds

 

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Miranda said “I’m now three weeks into the challenge, and moral support has been great. Not many sponsors yet, but I guess they’re waiting to see whether I’m actually persevering. To boost the coffers, I also want to do some ‘live’ stitching at various events and locations.”

Two live stitching dates have already been booked; Saturday 14 February 10am-4pm at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre and Saturday 25 April 9am-5pm UPMarket (outside Prospect Centre).

For more information about 365 little stitches and how to sponsor, visit her Facebook page  http://www.Facebook.com/365littlestitches or blog http://365littlestitches.WordPress.com

Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by Leo Stevens

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