Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Makes A Woolly Appeal!

Two sisters from Kingswinford have raised over £37,000 for MAAC by knitting and selling various items, and due to their great success they’re appealing for more yarn to help their woolly cause.

Yvonne Smart and Cathy Glear, along with over twenty volunteers, have been knitting crafts and baby clothes on behalf of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity for the last eight years. They sell their produce at a monthly stall at Russells Hall Hospital and because of the ongoing demand for their knitwear, they are making a plea to the public to donate any unwanted wool and craft items such a beads, buttons, broken jewellery and unwanted gifts.

Yvonne speaks on behalf of the siblings: “We are truly passionate about the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and really enjoy knitting, so we thought selling our knitted goods was the perfect way to fundraise for the service. We must have used enough wool over the years to reach to the moon and back!

“So far, the public has been very generous in donating their unwanted wool, but our supplies are running out, which is why we’re making this appeal. If you can spare any wool or crafts, we’d be extremely grateful, as would our customers!”

If you would like to donate wool to the appeal or would like to find out more about other ways you can support the charity, get in touch to find out more. Call 0800 8 40 20 40.

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.