Hywel Dda Health Charities has thanked Kathy Sturley and her daughter Nadine who live near Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.

The fantastic team created rainbow crochets and sold them for £2 each, to raise money for their local NHS charity, with £325 going to Withybush Hospital general fund. Made at home and sold to family and friends, in their local shop and to the community.

Nadine said, “It all started off when a family friend asked if my mum could knit or crochet a rainbow for her as she was always knitting things for people. She made the pattern up and after a few attempts the rainbow was made.

“Next thing we knew, neighbours and friends started to ask for one. We think our little rainbows ended up being well travelled with some sent to London, Hampshire & Liverpool. We hoped to make £100 but the orders kept coming in and we couldn’t believe it when we realised it was over £300 raised.
“We think mum made well over 700 pom poms in total.

“Mum decided to support the NHS after seeing what an amazing job they were doing and wanted to give back something to our NHS to show how appreciative we are for all they’ve done over the last 12 months.

“Mum really enjoyed making them and all the family got involved helping out, especially when it came to making well over 700 pom-poms. We had making a pom-poms down to under 5 minutes in the end!

“Still walking through the villages now, you see them hung up in people’s windows and doors and it’s a lovely reminder of what we did to help in these challenging times.”

To support the official NHS charity for Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire go to justgiving.com/hywelddahealthcharities


By Elkanah Evans

Elkanah studied Art & Design at Coleg Sir Gar before enrolling on a degree in Media, Film and Communication at Aberystwyth University. He is working on Ceredigion Online as our local correspondent.

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