Giant scarf challenge a big boost for CHAS

Sandra (second from left); her daughter Catherine and Stuart Pearson hand over a cheque to Rachel Cheer.i
Sandra (second from left); her daughter Catherine and Stuart Pearson hand over a cheque to Rachel Cheer.i
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Proceeds from an ambitious project to create a giant scarf have been handed over to CHAS at Rachel House children’s hospice in Kinross .

More than 4660 scarves were created by knitters all over the world as part of a fund-raising challenge launched by retired teacher Sandra Farrer, from Gateside.

Sandra had originally hoped to make a seven-mile scarf that would stretch all the way from Gateside to Kinross, an endeavour that caught the imagination of people as far afield as Australia and the USA.

But while she didn’t achieve the seven miles, Sandra was delighted with the response and hundreds of the scarves were sold off to raise funds for Rachel House and its sister hospice, Robin House, in Balloch.

Many more are being turned into blankets, bags and other items while still more are to be sold off later this year.

Rachel Cheer, CHAS Fundraiser, said: “It has been a real pleasure working with Sandra on this project. The amount of money and awareness she has raised for CHAS has been phenomenal.

“There is no doubt that all of Sandra’s hard work has made a real difference to the families we support and care for.

“Thank you so much to everyone involved!”

For more info, visit www.Chasscarfappeal.yolasite.com