Every year, our Christmas Angels project supports people with M.E. to share cards with each other via our office. Some are very isolated, so these cards feel like a real gift. This year, we would love to also send knitted angels to the children, young people and adults we support who are most severely affected by M.E. Knowing you are thinking of them will make their day.
Huge thanks to Simply Knitting magazine for featuring us in issue 189, published in August, and encouraging their lovely readers to knit angels for us.
If you would like to knit us an angel, please download our Christmas Angels pattern, kindly designed for Action for M.E. by Joanne Hamblin. It's a very simple pattern, and we'd love to have them in all and every colour! You can also write a short message to the person that the angel will be sent to. If not, we will attach one from the Action for M.E. team.
Angel patterns you can download:
One of our amazing community fundraisers, Margaret Nightingale, supported us for almost 20 years, selling knitted toys, cardigans and blankets donated to us by our supporters at her local market. She retired from her stall earlier this year, but we have many fundraisers like her. So, if we receive angels to spare, we will ask our community fundraisers to sell them for us at their craft and market stalls and use these much-needed funds to support even more children and adults with M.E.; we can also sell the angels in our online shop, where our Christmas card range will also be on sale soon. We receive no government funding so every penny counts!
Instructions for how to take part in our card-sending scheme will be available from September.
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