Nimble fingered Georgie’s lockdown knitting raises funds for hospice

Keeping busy during lockdown has seen Georgie Farrow knit 60 scarves and she’s given the money raised from their sale to St Michaels Hospice.

Georgie’s daughter, Lindy, said: “My mum is 85 and lives in Bexhill on Sea. She’s originally from Hastings, as was my dad, who sadly died in 2010. During lockdown mum has been keeping herself very busy knitting. In total she has knitted close to 60 scarves, some she gave away as Christmas presents, but most were sold and she asked me to donate the money to St Michael’s Hospice.

Georgie surrounded by some of the scarves she has knitted during lockdown.

“Lockdown has been hard for everyone, visiting mum with a glass partition between us has been heart breaking, but it has been fantastic to see her knitting, hearing that she is still enjoying writing quizzes and laughing.”

Bertie Hustwayte, St Michael’s Hospice Reception Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Georgie for raising vital funds for the Hospice and Lindy for sharing her story. It was wonderful to hear all about Georgie’s fundraising, how much she enjoyed knitting the scarves knowing how much it would help the Hospice team. ”

If you have a fundraising story to share with the Hospice, please call 01424 445177 or email the Fundraising team fundraising@stmichaelshospice.com.

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