Charity makes

Before I left my permanent work, I was approached by a colleague to help out with a charity event.  Someone I worked with on projects earlier in my career has been persuaded to walk up Mount Snowdon for a charity that is very close to her heart: to buy a ‘milk’ bike. 

In her spare time she helps to run North West Blood Bikes Manchester a charity that provides an emergency delivery service for any NHS Hospital in Greater Manchester, they also help St Ann’s Hospice’s and Chester Milk Bank; the service runs from 7pm to 6am Monday to Friday and 7pm Friday evening until Monday at 6am (24 hour weekend cover) and 24 hours over bank holidays.  They deliver blood, platelets, records, samples, drugs and donor breast milk completely FREE of charge, all done by unpaid volunteers. The charity is an emergency service offered during times when users would have no alternative than to use expensive paid-for transport or courier services.

Earlier this year Clare launched the Merlin Milk Bike Fund and she is looking for sponsorship to buy a ‘milk’ bike to commemorate the loss of a friend and to celebrate 10 years of the Chester Milk bank, so she is walking Snowdon…

I was asked to make a hat for her to wear for the ascent of Snowdon, something related to breast milk!

Knitted Hat

I hope it helps her raise lots of money for such a fabulous cause (and keeps her head warm).  If you would like to sponsor her you can do so at :