There’s a bit of an elephant in the room and we need to talk about it! It’s SPANA’s (very) cute Emma the elephant pattern, designed by the lovely Val Pierce.
Emma the elephant is joining the ranks of Duncan the donkey, Oscar the ox, Hattie the horse, and Clarence the camel (who is crocheted) – all of which can be downloaded for free from SPANA.
SPANA is asking knitters everywhere to use one (or more) of these free patterns to help raise funds for hardworking animals in need. There’s a £20 sponsorship or donation target for each animal made and you can download or order the free fundraising pack here (which contains all the sponsorship forms needed, plus a donation envelope).
The campaign is proudly supported by actor and animal-lover Pam Ferris. Pam says: “Knitting for SPANA means you can enjoy being creative while raising much-needed funds to help sick and injured working animals in developing countries throughout the world. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or a complete novice, I’d encourage everyone to pick up their needles and have a go at making one of these adorable animals.” We definitely agree with Pam!
All of the funds raised from sponsorship and donations will help SPANA provide more free veterinary treatment to working animals in developing countries across the world.
To find out more about SPANA and their Big Knit for Vet Kit campaign, and to download their free animal patterns and fundraising pack, simply visit www.spana.org/knit.