On November 9, knitting enthusiasts rejoiced. Following the phenomenal success of last years Knit for Wishes Kit, Make-A-Wish Ireland continues their popular tradition and the gift with a conscience is back on Irish shelves this Christmas.
All proceeds help to grant more wishes and make lasting family memories for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Available in Kilkenny Shop, Magee of Donegal and online at MakeAWish.ie, the kit comprises of the highest Donegal quality yarn, needles and a pattern developed by Anne Behan of Áine Knitwear – the perfect set for both those who are learning to knit for the first time or long-time knitting devotees.
The Knit for Wishes Kit contains everything needed to create a luxurious adult scarf or two equally stunning children’s scarves. Each pack contains 200gms of the best quality Soft Donegal Merino Wool, Basix Birch single pointed needles 30cm-5mm, and an inspired pattern design by renowned Irish Designer Anne Behan of Áine Knitwear.
Irene Timmins, Head of Fundraising for Make-A-Wish said, “This Christmas people have an opportunity to purchase a wonderful gift that directly supports Make-A-Wish Ireland, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the charity.
Commenting on the campaign, Marian O’Gorman CEO of Kilkenny Group said, “Kilkenny Shop is thrilled to partner with Make-A-Wish on their ‘Knit for Wishes’ campaign. We are stocking their fantastic scarf knitting kits in selected stores throughout the country. These kits are a fantastic gift idea for Christmas, and you would also be supporting a very worthy charity, so I encourage you all to knit together this Christmas for Make-A-Wish.
With the increased interest in wellness activities among adults, knitting offers a relaxing therapy as well as encapsulating the perfect gift for those whose wish is learn the importance of charitable giving and a new craft. From eight to 88, the Knit for Wishes Kit aims to be Ireland’s most charitable gift this season.
The Knit for Wishes Kit can be purchased at Kilkenny Shop, selected knitting shops nationwide and through the Make-A Wish shop on their website, www.makeawish.ie for €24.95 plus postage.