Saturday, 14 January 2012

I wish I could crochet!

"The Donkey Sanctuary is asking its crafty supporters to turn their needles to a new herd of donkey-themed crochet projects to help them raise funds for their essential work worldwide.

The crochet donkey mobile phone socks, pocket tissue holders, keyrings and bag charms will join the ever-popular array of knitted donkey toys, hats and other goodies already kindly created and donated by supporters. The finished masterpieces – which being hand-crafted are all unique, just like the donkeys cared for by the charity – will be sold via the charity’s Visitors’ Centre and online shop, as well as at a variety of events throughout the year.

Marian Gumbrell, The Donkey Sanctuary’s Community Fundraising Manager, says:

“Due to the overwhelming success of our knitted donkey patterns we wanted to make sure that that there were projects available for crochet enthusiasts as well. The new mobile phone socks, pocket tissue holders, donkey keyrings and bag charms will help to raise valuable funds for The Donkey Sanctuary’s work around the world, and we hope they will raise a smile or two as well.”

To receive a free copy of the pattern booklet with full instructions for making the crochet mobile phone sock, tissue holder, donkey keyring and bag charm, please contact Marian or Ruth on 01395 578222 or email Volunteer Fundraising on "


  1. What a lovely idea. I have no idea how to knit a donkey. I wanted to pop by and thank you for following my blog. I am now following yours. x

  2. No me either! I see all these lovely crochet and knitted things and Im quite jealous. Thank you for the follow x

  3. Sounds fab and what a lovely idea! Can't knit or crochet but wish everyone the best of luck with it, as they are so cute!


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