The June 2013 Square Heart Award goes to:
Elaine Jones of Shrewsbury UK, member since May 2009
Pam Johnson of Shropshire UK, member since June 2009
Pam and Elaine are a great team, doing an amazing job at raising funds and spreading the word about KAS in their area.
Way back in 2009, Pam was fundraising for KAS. Then she met Elaine and they started Knit for Life, as a charity in the UK, to raise funds to send squares,etc to South Africa.
Pam will pop out to the shops for five minutes and on return finds a large bag of squares awaiting her! She was so successful in spreading-the-word in her area she received a continual supply of squares - however, in her enthusiasm Pam forgot to mention the postage costs! A friend kindly gave her a caravan in which the squares and other goodies are stored! Now she and Elaine spend time raising postage funds. In March they had a successful Tombola stall at Yours Live, and last December they recruited a team to help as 'bag packers' at the Sainsburys Supermarket in Oswestry and raised £350 towards the cost of sending more squares to South Africa.
Pam at the Tombola
Elaine researched the rules of setting up a charity in the UK which has resulted in Knit for Life which also supports knitting for local hospitals etc. The vast majority of their funds goes towards postage to South Africa. In addition, each time the girls send a consignment to Ronda, they send £50 direct to help her with the handling costs!
Two slipovers by Elaine
A big thanks for Pam and Elaine for everything they do for KAS!!!
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What great people to receive this award!! You do SO very much for KAS and are such an inspiration to all of us. Your hearts just have to be HUGE, and I am so very grateful to you both for that. Two more wonderful folks who I love feeling related to in KAS. Congratulation, ladies! Good work!
HUGE congratulation Pam and Elaine - so well deserved - you work sooooooo hard and are always so encouraging - well done both xx
You are an inspiration! Congratulations :)
Well I think that you both deserve a medal - an inspiration to us all and great motivators! Thanks for all that you do for KAS.
As the month draws to a close I just wanted to say thank you again for this award. It is very special but it cannot beat the feeling of being part of something as special as KAS. All of the news from Ronda this month has been so heartening. I truly feel that KAS is so very special in the way that we all interact on the forum and feel so connected to what we do by Ronda's terrific feedback. You cannot beat direct action for feeling a strong connection to what you do and what we all achieve as a group - which is amazing.
From single stitches we are all really making a difference - well done KAS - may we grow ever stronger.
Sorry I'm so late in congratulating the two of you. I feel really bad because you're Shropshireites and I spent a very happy childhood in Jackfield. You're doing a remarkable job. Elaine's slipovers are a constant inspiration for me. I love making them.
Once more, my congratulations and pleas for forgiveness for my tardiness.