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Adorable knitted bunnies raising money for Saint Francis Hospice

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 November 2020

Bunny footballers. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Bunny footballers. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Saint Francis Hospice

Friends have been knitting adorable bunnies and raising money for Saint Francis Hospice.

Bunny students. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny students. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Jan Smith, Hilary Salisbury and Lynda Smith have raised £2,014 for the Havering-atte-Bower hospice.

Bunny policemen. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny policemen. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Jan, who lives in Gidea Park, said: “The hospice is such a special place and it relies so much on donations from the community.

Bunny doctor in PPE. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny doctor in PPE. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

“Fundraising really gives me a buzz and I couldn’t have done it without Lynda and Hilary — they were brilliant. We made a great team and the orders came flooding in.

Bunny fireman and NHS worker. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny fireman and NHS worker. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

“Thanks to Lynda, we were even able to raise a further £500 for the hospice through Gift Aid.”

Bunny lollipop lady. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny lollipop lady. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Jan discovered her love for knitting when her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and she needed to keep her mind and hands occupied while she was going through a difficult time.

Bunny Batman and Robin. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny Batman and Robin. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

With the festive season approaching the friends are back knitting again but this time they are working on some exciting new designs that will make perfect gifts for friends and family.

Bunnies with hand santiser. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunnies with hand santiser. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

“We’ve started knitting again on new designs and Christmas chocolate orange covers and we are ready to take orders so we can raise even more funds for the hospice,” said Jan.

Bunny doctor in PPE. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny doctor in PPE. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

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“I’ve met some wonderful people with some lovely stories. I cannot thank them enough for their support and generosity.”

Bunny doctor in PPE. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny doctor in PPE. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

The knitted animals (includes a hand gel or toiletry) cost £5. The chocolate orange covers cost £2 or £3 with a chocolate orange. If you would like to place an order, please email Jan at jan.col.smith@gmail.com

Bunny superheroes. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceBunny superheroes. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice

Hilary Salisbury, Jan Smith, Lynda Smith and Sean Erwood from the fundraising team. Picture: Saint Francis HospiceHilary Salisbury, Jan Smith, Lynda Smith and Sean Erwood from the fundraising team. Picture: Saint Francis Hospice


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