There is just over a week to go before I run in my first ever 5k race. On the 6th of May I’ll be taking part in the Race for Life in London’s Battersea Park, an event that raises money and awareness for Cancer Research.
I’ll be running as part of the Iknit London team. Other team members will, impressively, be knitting while running or walking. I, on the other hand, will have more than enough to concentrate on with not falling over my own laces.
Thank you so much to everyone who has already sponsored me for this event! I have been really touched by your support. However, I thought the time had come to be a little more pro-active about fundraising. On the one hand, this is not a huge race, and times are tough, so I haven’t wanted to go overboard on this; but on the other hand, it is for an excellent cause. It really doesn’t matter how much or how little you are able to give; every little really does help.
So, I thought I’d do a bit of a yarny giveaway. Here’s how it will work. If you would like to contribute, this link takes you to the sponsorship page for the Iknit team. Click on the link, and donate as much or as little as you like or are able. Leave a comment with your donation with my name in the comment* – this is so that I can identify you and put your name in the draw.
Everyone who does this will have their name put into a hat, and I’ll get Steve to pull out two names. Those people will win one of the two skeins of yarn photographed here.
The first skein is Sundara Yarn Fingering Silky Merino in the colourway The Life Aquatic. This is a 3-ply yarn, made from 50% silk and 50% merino wool. There are 500 yards and 150 grams in the skein. The colours include navy, teal and denim, with flashes of turquoise and pale lime peeping through.
The second skein is Posh Yarn Charlotte in the colourway Atlantis. This is a lace weight yarn, also made from 50% silk and 50% merino wool. There are 700 yards and 100g in the skein. The colours include sky blue, light turquoise, lilac, and aqua.
Thank you in advance!
*If you have already sponsored me but didn’t put my name in the comments, just drop me a line using the contact page, and I’ll add your name to the draw.
I’ll be thinking of you :o)
I say again, good luck! You’ll have an awesome time.
Hmm, yarn raffle…*tucks idea away for future fundraising purposes*
Nothing like a little yarn bribery to wake me up. Sorry I couldn’t donate much – saving pennies for the Italy trip. Good luck in the run.
I think it’s great you are doing this run – can’t believe some are knitting while doing it! I’d be sure to drop a stitch or 5! Good luck.
Good luck Anna. I think what you’re doing is fabulous.
Best wishes for the run. x
Good luck for the day, Anna. If I was a little closer to Battersea I’d come and cheer you on.
My daughter and are running, well walking, in our local race in Lancashire, but I don’t think I’ll be knitting at the same time.
We might do fancy dress again though!
I am sorry that I am catching this late (with a small belated donation!), but I hope that your race went well Anna! I’m so glad that you posted about it (even though I’m behind!) – and a big, warm THANK YOU.