Capture the Moment – #7

Do you have hobbies? Do you enjoy them? Maybe you have turned your hobby into a way of life. Maybe you earn your living through your hobby. I do.

We take so many things for granted. When I was a child my grandmothers knitted, crocheted, sewed, cooked, etc. My mother did the same. It was a constant within the family and something that was taken for granted. As she grew older my mother continued to stitch and knit until she was overtaken by Alzheimers. The onset was gradual and then dramatic. Now she is completely unable to do anything for herself. All the things that were taken for granted by us all have been totally stripped away.

Later this month she will reach the age of 95. She is content and peaceful, but to highlight the devastating effect this illness can have on an individual I have decided to begin fundraising. As a start I am committed to making (at least) one card a day to be sold to raise money for the Alzheimers.org 

I’m hoping to raise £100 and you can help by at least spreading the word. The cards above were all made during this first week of June. They are (almost) all for sale and can be purchased with a donation to the Charity made through Just Giving. There is more information on my Raising Money for Charity page. I won’t be handling the money – and 100% of your donation will go directly to Alzheimers.org. If you value the skills that you have please consider helping me to reach my target. If you don’t need a card maybe you will pass the word so that someone else will help. Let’s capture the moment.

9 thoughts on “Capture the Moment – #7

  1. I’ll share your Facebook entry Myfanwy and make a small donation. I know what you are experiencing with your Mum as my own mum succumbed to the ravages of vascular dementia a couple of years ago and is now living in a care home. She is fortunately fairly content depsite the restrictions she now lives with and will soon be 88 years of age. My husband will be 65 this month and has a family history of Alzheimers and we are using his birthday party to raise funds for Alzheimers too. Good luck with your fundraising and the cards are lovely and what a good way to honour your mum’s legacy to you and your work.

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  2. My prayers for your Mother – I know how heartbreaking it has been for you the past few months. Do you have any momento’s of her crochet and knitted work? Things we so take for granted when we are young become the things we hold on to, to remind us of those we love. What a wonderful idea of selling the cards for Alzheimer’s Assoc. – definitely will contribute!

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      1. Thanks Pam. You make a donation here

        http://www.justgiving.com/Myfanwy-Hart

        It goes directly to the charity. Then let me know which card you would like either by blog comment, email or message at the above link. So far there are 8 cards. If you hover your mouse over the ‘charity’ tab above it will show you the link. Does this make sense?

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