‘Cashmere for Rosemere’ raises over £4.3k

Posted on - 14th December, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News
Cashmere for Rosemere

Fulwood crafter Gill Ellard has been supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundation by making cashmere scarves and neck warmers from pre-loved sweaters and cardigans.


Labelled with a heart and her own ‘Cashmere for Rosemere’ moniker, Gill has been selling scarves at £30 and neck warmers at £25 to raise funds for the charity and over the last few weeks, she has sold £1,750 worth at local festive markets.

It brings the total money raised this year from her scarf and neck warmer sales to a brrr-illiant £4,395.

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Dan Hill, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Gill has raised an amazing amount of money for us this year. We are extremely grateful to her for her wonderful support, which has endured for many years now.

“Over that time, Gill has helped us by organising quizzes and other social events and by selling flower baskets but her scarves and neck warmers have proved a real hit.

“I can vouch for their quality and the touch of luxury they bring at a price way less than you would expect to pay for cashmere.”

Gill will continue to take individual orders for scarves and neck warmers and will also gratefully accept any unwanted cashmere. To order or donate, call Gill on 01772 717505.

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