There cannot be a single soul who has not been shocked and horrified by the devastating attack and murder of MP Jo Cox. Truly awful, at times like this one struggles to find the words to make any sense, there just aren’t any. We feel desperately sorry for Jo’s children, husband, parents, family and friends, and are thinking of all who love and miss her.
In one of the most beautiful and courageous pieces written her husband Brendan has said she would have wished now for their children to be bathed in love, this really resonates with what we hope Woolly Hugs is all about. We have made two beautiful blankets for Jo’s children which will be delivered within the next week or so. Our original crafting page is here if you would like to see.
We wanted to do more and so decided to make a blanket for Auction in the run up to Christmas, and have chosen one of Jo’s charities to be our recipient. Brendan said it would have been Jo’s wish that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her, so we have chosen the charity called Hope not Hate. It seems right.
The response to this project has been overwhelming, and all in such a positive outpouring of love way, truly humbling. We have made these two wonderful blankets for Auction, and others which will go to other families going through incredibly difficult and challenging times both in the UK and in Kuristan. We think she would have approved. Thank you so much everyone again for all the wonderful squares, and to lovely Sally W for the beautiful Vintage blanket construction and Jo E for the Traditional blanket construction. Everyone is just wonderful. x
Our Auction starts on Saturday 3rd December at 9am and finishes on Saturday 10th December at 9pm. All money raised will go to Hope not Hate. Woolly Hugs will donate the postage costs. We really hope that we can raise a lot of money for such an amazing charity, much needed in these times. We are on Facebook as Woolly Hugs and Twitter @Woolly_Hugs which are both good ways to keep in touch. As always heartfelt thanks for your support.
“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.”
The Auction site is here with many more pics, good luck and thank you – we hope we raise a lot of money!