We love it when people use their crochet powers for good causes. Following the Manchester bombing, Caroline Reid, a Journalism and Media teacher from Exeter College, decided to set up the 20 Celebrities in 20 Days Campaign. The campaign supports the We love Manchester Emergency Fund run by the British Red Cross Society. With many celebrities getting behind the ‘One Love Manchester’ benefit concert, Caroline decided she would attempt to crochet 20 celebrities in 20 days to raise funds to support the victims and their families.
Her amigurumi creations see the likes of Ariana Grande, Scarlett Moffatt, Gordon Ramsay, Take That, Robbie Williams, Ant and Dec, Gok Wan, Sia and many more immortalised in yarn. She also included the ‘dancing’ policeman from the One Love Manchester concert, PC Paul Taylor.
“I have had lots of support on Social Media and I have even received tweets from some of the celebrities that I have crocheted”, Caroline told us, “Scarlett Moffat and Eamonn Holmes sent me some lovely messages and Gok Wan and Rylan Clark-Neal have both liked my tweets. I started off by crocheting the cast of This Morning, which I then sent into the studio to be donated to the appeal”.
The campaign is currently just over halfway to it’s £200 target, and Caroline plans to continue her fundraising after the target is reached, “I want to raise even more money with the finished celebrity dolls; either by auctioning, charity calendar or something a little more creative! I would love to get some of the celebrities to pose with their crochet dolls’. True to her word, Caroline has just launched a 14 day auction for the dolls to continue raising funds for this cause.
More information and how to contribute to the campaign and how to enter the auction can be found on the Just Giving page here.