In a frenzy of SkipNorth swapping this week, p/hop donations rocketed over £1,000. Reaching this amount is a significant achievement and goes to show that £5 or £10 here and there really adds up!
Whether you enjoyed a free pattern, swapped some stash at SkipNorth or watched Pete knit up a mountain, your support of p/hop goes a long way.
Just how far….
Well, I had a look into the figures and these are some of things MSF can do with a £1,000*:
Buy enough highly nutritious food to help 303 severely malnourished children back on their feet within 2 weeks.
- © Elisabeth Griot
Buy a 5,000 Litre water bladder which provides drinkable water for 1,000 people a day.
- © Francois Servranckx
Buy 280 mosquito nets.
- © Avril Benoît
Buy enough delivery kits to help bring 125 babies safely into the world.
© François Dumont
Thanks to all you fabulous knitters and p/hoppers out there for making this possible. Here’s to the next target!
*Based on prices in 2008
Post photo: A mother and child in an MSF feeding programme in Ethiopia. By Francesco Zizola
Thanks to ChrissyG (and 42 others), we have met the first p/hop target…. £500!
Well done and thank you all. Next up: quadruple figures.
Better go and donate for the wool from Jacqui and the needles from Isobel then. Put my money where my mouth is. First lesson on Wednesday!