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TOPIC: Knitting 4 Heroes
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Knitting 4 Heroes 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 1
Hello

I'm Ali and I am Lucy Aldridge's sister-in-law.

For the past eight months I have been, with the help of the nations knitters .... knitting furiously in RED, WHITE and BLUE to create a huge 13ft Patriotic Union Jack from knitted squares in the Memory of my much loved Nephew Rfn. Will Aldridge. There are 736 squares, which were donated from UK kniters and I collated them all into a huge pile and then set about stitching every single one together ...

Our efforts will shortly be put on show at various exhibitions around the country in Memory of Will. At the commencement of the UJ knitting project The William Aldridge Foundation was not formed and the monies raised will be distributed to other Army charities to include The Riflemans Fund ....

That said it's time now for me to start knitting for The William Aldridge Foundation ..... and I have recently launched a challenge on my blog www.knitting4heroes.blogspot.com for knitters to donate green knitted patches and green knitted leaves. It is my aim to create a huge poppy wreath with a modern design in knitting with the deadline of Armistice Day 2010.

Knitters who wish to contribute any knitted patches in any colour of green, any pattern, and any textured yarns to about 6" or thereabouts are more than welcome.

I am also inviting ideas and suggestions about what to do with the wreath, and ways that we can raise funds for the foundation using what will be a unique piece of textile art.

Look forward to receiving your comments, Ali x
Last Edit: 2010/05/25 22:17 By Ali Aldridge.
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Re: Knitting 4 Heroes 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 12
Thank you so much for adding all the info here about your mammoth Knitting 4 Heroes project and your ensuing projects for the Foundation. I will add links to encourage people to discuss, help out and read your amazing blogspot!!

Have you heard back yet from The Guiness World Records about your enormous knitted Union Jack?

Much love as always and huge thanks for being such a wonderful and dedicated Auntie

Lucy xx
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Re: Knitting 4 Heroes 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 3
hey Ali that looks fantastic welld one to you and everyone involved
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#54
Re: Knitting 4 Heroes 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 12
Congratulations on your first exhibition in Westerleigh, Bristol. Well done on raising an impressive £467 - Roll on The Armed Forces Day Exhibition in Hereford (26th June) and the Wootton Bassett one on 10th July. x

Last Edit: 2010/05/31 15:20 By Lucy Aldridge.
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Re:Knitting 4 Heroes 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 12
The Giant Union Knitted Union Jack created by William's Aunt is due to be included in an exhibition in Hereford on Armed Forces Day. Full story and photograph on pg.17 of this weeks Hereford Times!

Please follow the link below to read the full article: www.herefordtimes.com/news/elections/her...n_memory_of_soldier/


Last Edit: 2010/06/04 18:49 By Lucy Aldridge.
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Re:Knitting 4 Heroes 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 12
Some exciting news and a very kind donation for the 'Knitting For Heroes' campaign!
A brilliant sketch by COUNTRY CARTOONS which will be made into greetings cards to help raise funds for Injured Service Personnel..... Brilliant!!

More outstanding artwork from Country Cartoons can be found by following the link below:

countrycartoons01.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

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