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.