We are challenging our crafters to knit or crochet 2600 small butterflies, blankets and pairs of bears and donate £2.60 to support SiMBA.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities and the UK Government will double any funds raised too!

Please join this campaign and help to save SiMBA!
Download your Crafters 2.6 Challenge Patterns

Now to the challenge, there are just a few simple steps:

  1. Download the PDF above

  2. Donate £2.60 to SiMBA : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simbacrafterschallenge

  3. Knit or crochet as many hand knitted items as you can 

  4. Post pictures  of your crafting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SiMBA2.6ChallengeGroup/

  5. Share the challenge with your friends and family, ask them if they can support us

  6. Join our facebook page and post pictures of all the items that you have made and the numbers of each so we can see if we've made our target!(https://www.facebook.com/groups/SiMBA2.6ChallengeGroup/

We'll be in touch as soon as it's safe to send in your items, we can't wait to receive your beautiful handmade items, and they mean everything to the bereaved families we support.

This is a huge challenge, thank you for helping us!


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