Gosh, that was over quickly: the giveaway, I mean. (In case you didn’t see, the Knitting And Stitching Show has very kindly donated five pairs of tickets to be won by you lovely lot.) I’ll announce the winners later in this post but first, whilst I’ve got your attention, may I be serious for a rare minute please? Please? It’s not even yarn-related, but it involves punching cancer squarely on the nose, a subject close to the hearts of far too many of us, unfortunately. OK, listen up:-
Last year I ran the Oxford Half-Marathon for the first time. And loving pain and suffering as I do, I’m running it again this year, on Sunday 8th October. Yikes, that’s only five days away! It’s fair to say that I’m not going to win. But I have been training hard and dreaming of the slim possibility of managing a sub-two-hour finish time. I’ll be running in aid of Cancer Research UK, those folks who work tirelessly to bring decent treatments and cures ever closer, in order to benefit people all over the world.
And though it was great fun to post about the marathon-running knitter, I’m afraid that there’s no chance of my joining his ranks. I’ll stick to just running and breathing, thanks. I genuinely have no idea how he manages it.
You probably know where this post is going but please, stick with it. Yes, I would be honoured and humbled and grateful if you would consider sponsoring me with whatever you can afford. The smallest donation is just as welcome as the largest. Of course I’ll update you all after the race on how it went.
Anyway, I’ve just set up a sponsorship page, and it’s here. I know we’ve never met in person (not you Mum, obvs), but anything you could afford to give would be very gratefully received, and could make a real difference to our ability to fight this vile disease in all its forms.
Thank you. Seriously, thank you.
So shall we see who has won the Knitting And Stitching Show giveaway? I’ve fed all your entries from here and from the blog’s Facebook page into the randomizer, and without further ado, the lucky winners are:-
- Suzie Blackman
- Sabine Neuhaus
- The Cowlady
CONGRATULATIONS! You and a friend are going to the Knitting And Stitching Show! Maybe see you there. 🙂 I’ll message you within the next day or so to ask for your contact details, so that your prizes can be sent out.
To everyone else, sorry that you weren’t lucky this time, but you can still get a discount on your advance purchase tickets by entering the code THRIFTY17 at the checkout. (The discount is £2.50 on full-price tickets, £1.00 on concessions.)
It’s wonderful that you give of yourself to help others.