Emma Welch, a teenager from Somerset, was a fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research before she sadly passed away last year. As part of her "Daisy Bear" fundraising campaign she climbed Mount Snowdon with 135 teddy bears, but then died from complications after an operation to correct scoliosis of her spine, aged just 14.
Emma inspired more than £13,000 in donations for the UK charity, and on the anniversary of her death her friends and family have organised two crochet world records attempts, at The Forum in Bath on Saturday 4th June 2016 at 10am. The first is an attempt to break the record of the most people crocheting simultaneously (currently 485 people) and the second will be to produce the largest display of crocheted items (the current record is 13,000).
If you're able to go along on the day, you can book a free ticket on www.eventbrite.co.uk and will only take around half an hour.
You can also contribute crocheted daisies for the second record attempt, and these will also be sold to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.
Below is the link to download a free pattern for the daisy, if you're able to crochet any to help with the record attempt. The organisers would like them all by 1st June, and they can be sent to:
1, Hope Cottage
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