Day 12: Win With p/hop – Thank you 75

This competition is now closed.

Congratulations to Claire, Linda, Sara and Sarah who were the lucky winners.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and encouragement and to all the lovely people who donated prizes.

Well here we are. The final competiton in the twelve days of p/hop!

We don’t have any partriges in pear trees, or lords a leaping, but we do have a magnificent first prize, yes that’s first prize, there will be more thank one winner, read on, dear reader, read on…

One luck winner will win a beautiful, hand crafted Sunflower Swift

… not only will the first person drawn at random win a swift, perfect for winding those gorgeous skeins of hand dyed yarn, but they will also win their choice of one of the following yarn bundles.

A further three lucky winners will win their choice from the yarn bundles below:

Bundle A: Like three wise men, three fantastic dyers have donated these stunning skeins of yarn.

Which are:

Easy Knits Twinkle Lace (75% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Stellina, 800m/100g, colour: Goblin)

Artisan Yarns Seren Lace (alpaca, silk, cashmere, 1200m/100g, colour: nostalgic)

Nimu Yarns Swirkhow DK (100% merino, 225m/100g, shade: crayon)

Bundle B: The marvellous TheYarnYard, mother of p/hop, has donated Three French Hens, 3 skeins of Yarn Yard Bonny (75% wool, 75% nylon, 420m/100g).

The colours don’t show up well in my photo thanks to miserable winter skies, but I can assure you they are soft and beautiful.

Bundle C: Four calling birds – A gorgeous selection of yarns from John Arbon 2 skeins DK knit by numbers, 1 skein 2-3ply Alpaca, 1 skein laceweight

Bundle D: Two Turtle Doves Two fabulous skeins of Juno Fibre Arts Buffy 4ply yarn.

Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 400m/100g. Colours: Speckle Blues & Patchwork

So, what do you have to do to win one of these fab prizes?

Over the last 11 competitions we’ve been asking you to read about MSF’s work in the field. You’ve met some of the people who donate their time and skills to people who would otherwise be without healthcare.

Every year more than 2,500 international staff join 20,000 locally hired staff to provide medical aid in countries around the world, as well as all the office staff, volunteers and fundraisers who make MSF happen.

We would like you to leave a message of support to those hardworking and inspirational people, many of whom will be working over the holidays.  We will share your messages with MSF workers all over the world.

Just leave your message in the comments section below, making sure you leave your email address. We will pick one at random from all the comments left by 10pm Monday 19th December.

We will not use your email for any purpose other than contacting you if you win.

And finally, a wee reminder.

We are a fund-raiser for MSF, so if you’ve been inspired by the peole and work you have read about please consider making a donation. As always this is optional and there is no obligation to donate if you are entering the competition.

If you do decide to make a donation, thank you, it is very much appreciated.


1) Competition ends at 10pm (GMT) on Monday 19th December 2011
2) Winners will be drawn from all comments by random number generator and notified by email. Prizes will be sent by post.
3) Competition open to everyone, including people outside UK.
4) No cash alternatives
5) One entry per person per competition.

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75 thoughts on “Day 12: Win With p/hop – Thank you

  • Kate

    Thank you all, for caring about those who shouldn’t be forgotten, for looking after those who shouldn’t be abandoned, and for giving of yourselves so much.

    Thank you, all.

  • Jane

    Many thanks to all of you caring for people who otherwise would receive no care and being there in times of crisis around the world.

    Special thoughts to those of you who will be away from your own families and friends this Christmas because of the work you do for MSF – you aren’t forgotten just as you don’t forget those who need you.

  • Kellie

    The work MSF does saves lives and brings back a measure of compassion to a sometimes uncaring world. Thank you for the sacrifices you all make to help those who are in need and a very Merry Christmas to you all.

  • ikkinlala

    I’ve learned a lot about MSF over the past few days. Thank you all for your efforts, and I wish you peaceful holidays and success in the new year!

  • Silvia

    Thank you for the great work you’re doing with the fundraising! I appreciate the information I received through this giveaway and will definitely support MSF’s efforts.

  • mostcurious

    Dear MSF workers,
    I appreciate your hard work, where-ever you may be. Thanks for serving and providing necessary medical care in places where it might otherwise be unavailable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Sara

    Was fascinating finding out about all the different people who work together in MSF so that it can provide the help needed where & when a situation arises. Congratulations on the work done & best wishes for the future!

  • Cathy Tyce

    It’s humbling seeing you working to improve the lives of people who have none of the advantages that we have in the UK. We sit here bemoaning government cuts but you are out there making things better for people who can only dream of enjoying the things we take for granted. We’re worried about getting all our Christmas shopping done. They’re worried about surviving. You’re striving to help them. Well done and thank you.

  • Carla

    To all MSF workers: Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. It makes such a big difference in so many peoples’ lives. Merry Christmas!

  • Pete

    As an MSF office person, I’d like to say a massive thanks to all our field staff. Truly an inspiration. BUT, also a massive thanks to you knitters. You are legends and p-hop still me goose bumps when I see messages like this……..

    Happy xmas all!