You might remember that a few weeks ago we told you the story of the surprise 'yarnbombing' of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
The staff and residents woke up one morning and found the hospice's entrance covered in magical and intricate knitted creations, including birds, bees, rabbits, sheep, and even a miniature garden with a fairy door and a vegetable patch.
After a week-long plea to find the mystery knitters that was shared by What's On Gloucestershire, BBC Gloucestershire, and Hospice UK, a lady called Clare Young came forward. She and her friends had been knitting since April to thank the hospice for the incredible care they had provided to their loved ones, including Clare's husband Ken, who died at the hospice at the age of 46. Clare said that she hoped their creation would inspire others to spread positivity and make the world a better place. She also set up a fundraising page for the hospice and has collected so far an amazing £960: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Clare-Young17
Claire explained about her project: “My hope for this yarn bombing journey is that apart from it being a way to thank everyone, it raises awareness (and hopefully some money!) for what is a magical place. My real wish is that even if only one person comes up to see the tree and realizes there is nothing to fear at the hospice I will be a very happy knitter, who misses her husband every single day, but has hopefully made him proud.”
Claire has sent us a behind the scenes video of how the 'yarnbombing' came to be. We couldn't be prouder to share it with you.