18 October 2017

Crafty appeal for the Bristol Heart Institute - make a heart, save a heart!

We've received this appeal from Above & Beyond, the charity for Bristol  city centre hospitals:

The BHI Appeal is a new campaign looking to raise £830,000 for vital equipment and facilities across the Bristol Heart Institute, making a real difference to the 40,000 patients treated at the hospital every year.

As part of this Appeal we will be holding a BHI ‘Yarnbomb’ in February 2018 and are looking for lovely crafters  to knit / crochet hearts of any colour (the more bright and beautiful the better, and a great excuse to use up odds and ends in your yarn stash!). The hearts need to be about 4-5 inches in width but apart from that feel free to be as creative as you like!

There's a wealth of inspiration here with links to crochet and knitting patterns so please take a look, get inspired, and get creative!

In February, we will be hanging the hearts from the trees in the Heart Institute Atrium and people will be able to make a donation to hang a heart with a message of love, support, hope, remembrance or thanks.