Crochet daisy record attempt

Charity update: Emma's crochet daisies

4th August 2016

Do you remember the world record attempt with crocheted daisies? In June more than 20,000 daisies were made by crocheters around the world, in memory of a teenage fundraiser who died last year.

Crochet daisy

The family of Emma Welch, who was only 14, have now worked with the Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Blagdon in Somerset, to display the flowers during August. With Emma’s parents Tony and Lesley, each daisy was attached to a stick and they're 'planted' in a large field in the shape of a heart and spelling Emma's name. 

Lesley said “It’s going to be amazing to see this wonderful sea of flowers on the lawn at this beautiful organic garden. It is so important for us to continue Emma’s legacy and are extremely grateful to everyone who is helping us to do this.”

Tony and Lesley WelchMoney raised from the display will be donated to Brain Tumour Research, the charity that Emma supported. She raised over £13,000 through her own fundraising activities.

The pink, yellow and white daisies set a new world record for the largest number of single crocheted items on display. The event was held at Bath Forum on the first anniversary of Emma’s death.

Crochet daisies in field

To make a donation to Brain Tumour Research in memory of Emma go to

Photos by Louis Smith, Yeo Valley

Emma Welch crochet daisies

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