Saturday, 23 February 2013

Heritage Bank Volunteer Award

You might remember last year when Knitting for Brisbane's Needy won the amazing grant donated by Sunsuper Insurance here in Australia ....  please-vote-for-k4bn.html

Karen Croke the creator of the group has proudly and humbly been nominated several times for Australian of the Year and has received a Pride Of Australia Award for her tireless volunteer work in the community. It's not in her nature to stand out, but she knows it's an avenue to publicize the work the group does, and it's a way of generating much needed funds to keep the group going.
A fellow blogger and friend, Maria has just finished a wonderful post on the group, with Karen as guest blogger - you can read it over at Maria's blog The Next Stage - A Guest Blogger

Karen has recently been nominated for the Heritage Bank Volunteer Award
This entitles Karen to $1000 for herself and a generous $10000 for our group, Knitting for Brisbane's Needy. It's so good to see more and more large corporations starting to give charities the opportunity to "win" these grants and again K4BN is up there in the top few finalists, 2nd actually.

The beauty of this Award, is that people can vote from overseas this time, where before it was only open to Australian residents, but you do need a  facebook account to enter.

So if anyone would like to help us you can vote at this link

Just hit vote now and scroll down to Karen Croke's entry. You can vote with each of your email addresses including your FB one, but you must validate your vote with the validation email they send to your email address, for the vote to go through.
Thank you so much for helping Karen and K4BN, we have until next Thursday to vote.

While I'm here I thought I'd share a pattern link

If you like doing Granny Crochet, here's a lovely
simple crochet shawl, by Drops Design. If you are a beginner crocheter and you've just mastered Granny Squares this is something you can try next. A great gift for a friend in beautiful Rainbow colours, or in classic black, or vintage colours for Mum or Grandma (a nice charity item as well) - it's all in your imagination. The pattern uses British  terminology and a crochet chart. If you can't work out the chart, pm me and I'll explain it to you. It's a good introduction to using crochet charts because it's so easy :-).
The pattern is HERE 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog - Jen.


  1. Thank you Jen ... you make me sound so wonderful ... lol

    Hope lots of your readers vote for us ... we are still in 2nd place to the Bat Conservation Society.

    I so need to learn to crochet, I love that crochet shawl!!!

    Have a great day


    1. So easy, you do know a few crocheters around to teach you lol.


I love reading your comments, and I'm very happy to help you with any questions about my patterns. The comments are moderated only to stop spam mail coming through, so your comment will be published as soon as I get a chance to check them - thanks Jen.