Our cracking ‘Easter Novelties’ fundraising campaign is back this Spring!

24th January 2024

knitted Easter novelties

We are on the hunt for new and returning ‘egg-cellent’ knitters who can lend a hand with creating some hand-knitted Easter Novelties, including bunnies, rabbits, chickens and other unique Spring time characters.

We would be so grateful for any of our amazing supporters who would be able to lend a hand with this initiative and create some unique knitted novelties to keep everyone’s favourite Easter treat, a crème egg, warm during the spring months!

Fiona Malloch-Rear, Fundraising Officer at St Barnabas Hospice, says: “We are so excited that our well-loved Easter Novelties appeal is back for Spring 2024!

“We are already appealing for previous and new supporters of the campaign to lend a hand with knitting, donating eggs or selling.

“Please read below to find out how you can get involved and support vital Hospice care in your local community this Spring!”

If you would like to knit and donate an Easter Novelty, please note that they do not need to be stuffed by you! To help you get started, please find some printable PDF patterns here.

If you are unable to knit but would still like to support the Hospice’s spring initiative, we are welcoming donations of wool and crème eggs!

Alongside knitters, we are also appealing to places across Lincolnshire that would like a box of eggs to sell. Anywhere from local shops, pubs, cafes, schools and individual businesses can request a box, with proceeds of each gift sold going towards our Hospice.

If you would like to knit, donate wool or eggs or sell a box of Easter Novelties, please contact the Fundraising Officer in your area, who will be more than happy to help!

Olivia – East of Lincolnshire

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Fiona – South of Lincolnshire

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Deborah – Lincoln and Gainsborough

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We want to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers and supporters who knit some novelties, donate eggs or wool and sell a box of eggs. It is only possible because of the support of people like you!

Please note: Unfortunately, the Hospice is unable to provide wool or any other creative materials to knitters that would like to donate some Easter Novelties. This is to ensure that the appeal is financially viable for the Hospice and the services we provide.

All funds raised go directly towards supporting the provision of vital Hospice care across Lincolnshire.

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