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Comment by Pam Johnson on March 10, 2017 at 11:10am

Ah well that's interesting Linda and as you say every little helps.

Elaine has sent money to Ronda today from one of our regular contributors.  There are a few people who donate regularly to Knit for Life so that we can claim Gift Aid here in the UK and pass the total on to Ronda.

Comment by Linda Maltby on March 10, 2017 at 10:37am

I had a peek at Eastfundraising to see what shops were offered.  I can't order  because I'm in Canada but today I received a survey from them. They donated 50p to Knit for Life when I completed the survey.  So eventhough I can't buy anything using Easyfundraising, I've been able to donate 50p to Knit for Life, who will send it on to Ronda.  Every little bit helps.

Comment by Linda Maltby on March 6, 2017 at 5:58am

I know Pam Johnson has posted this information before but in light of the Appeal I thought I would add it again.  Here is what Pam has to say:

As many UK KAS members will know, Elaine Jones and I run Knit for Life in the UK and we have always made KAS the prime target for our funds.   UK KAS members can get funds to Ronda by using Easy Fundraising when they buy online and Elaine will forward the funds raised to Ronda.

This is how it works - 

Whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Knit for Life and all of these will be passed on to KAS. So far Knit for Life has raised over £800 like this.

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/knitforlife/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Knit for Life will pass on the funds to Ronda.

Several UK KAS supporters do this already but not many - and you can check with Ronda that we send the funds on to her.

You can message me or Elaine on the forum if you would like more information.

Comment by Louise Tidman on March 6, 2017 at 5:04am


You should have recently received an email regarding Ronda's urgent appeal for distribution funds. I have added the following message to the appeal discussion but thought I'd post it here too for all UK group members.

KAS Coffee Morning

I will be hosting my annual fundraising Coffee Morning this Saturday 11th March. Sharon and Jude will be there providing much needed assistance along with lots of other ladies from our knitting group.   After the Coffee Morning Sharon & I will be sending a donation to Ronda out of the proceeds we make on the day.   If you would like to send a donation to Ronda but haven't got a PayPal account I would be willing to accept a cheque from you, after I have banked your cheque I would  transfer your donation via my PayPal account to Ronda.   I can only do this for UK forum members. 

If you would be interested in doing this please leave a message on the APPEAL discussion, or on my forum page and I will contact you by private forum message to give you my home address to send a cheque. Thank you Louise  :)))

Comment by Tom Skupham on December 21, 2016 at 8:08am

Sandra and I hope you have a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year

we hope the September meeting went well

Comment by Anne Powell on October 27, 2016 at 11:52pm


Comment by Rebecca Price on September 1, 2016 at 1:14pm

Heather - I am getting quite excited about it now - and even having had my shelving unit in the small sitting room collapse under the weight of my books and magazines on there which has resulted in a bit of biblio-chaos has just been a bit of a set back and a chance to have a sort out  - so at least there will be one tidy area in the place :)

I have a list of names of people who are planning to be there who have let me know - some local ones will be popping in for an hour or so, others will be staying for the full event.

As well as you, Heather and Cath, Louise Tidman is coming and bringing two other ladies with her.  My Mum, Pat, will be there who you met last year.  Sharon will be coming along as well, who was with us last year. My Mum-in-law, Jackie, and Sister-in-law, Julie, will be there.  From my town there will be my good friend Linda, my friends Ann and Mariette, I hope that my friend Joan will be well enough to be with us, but she has been quite poorly recently.   A friend from on Facebook, Annec, will also be joining us.  Possibly a lady called Annette from my knitting group will be coming along for a while, and I hope that a neighbour called Sue will be able to pop in.  I think my son and my Dad will be keeping out of the way - though my son is able to both knit and crochet.  We may see them at lunch time!

You can see why I am hoping that we will get dry and pleasant weather - but if it is inclement we will all fit in - I will just open the rooms out to make a large room rather than two separate rooms.  I have let my close neighbours know there will be a few extra cars in the street that day :)

My husband will be away that day - but he is putting the gazebo up in the garden before he goes and we can open the Summer House as well.  

Yes, I would say that I am definitely getting excited about it!!

Comment by Cath Riley on August 31, 2016 at 8:10pm
I'm going and also really looking forward to seeing everyone from last year and more besides.
Comment by Heather Mensah on August 31, 2016 at 9:55am

I'm sooooo looking forward to Rebecca's toy-making event!
Do we have a list of who's coming so far? I'm hoping to meet up with a few friends from last year's  "KAS Big Day Out" in York, as well as meeting some new friends.

Comment by Rebecca Price on August 29, 2016 at 4:56am

Re my toy event - 

As the event is coming up quickly now, I thought I would remind you that I would be really glad to have some notice if you are able to attend so I know how much food to make etc.  I have had replies from Melton Knitters, but also  people who have said that they will be there so far are from further afield. You are welcome to come for the whole event or just the morning or just the afternoon, whichever suits.

I shall have a pile of knitting magazines available in return for a donation towards postage costs. If anyone would like to take some away with you - please bring some change to donate,  :) As long as I can find which magazine has which pattern in, there will also be some toy kits to knit available.  

Please can you let me know if anyone has any allergies - I know of one attendee who has a peanut allergy so there won't be anything involving those around........


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