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After lockdown meant that Gill McMullen was stuck inside, she decided to use the time to create handcrafted teddies for charity.

 

Gill, from Southport has always been creative and during lockdown decided to knit teddies for the charity CAFOD, which is very close to Gill’s heart.

 

Gill’s late husband, Vin McMullen, was CAFOD's first regional co-ordinator in the Liverpool area – making a crucial contribution to the development of the international development charity.

 

Gill’s fundraising, which has already raised over £100, will support CAFOD’s recently launched emergency coronavirus appeal, which is helping families overseas.

 

Siobhan Farnell, the current CAFOD co-ordinator in Liverpool, is supporting Gill in selling the teddies.

 

Siobhan said: “Over the past few months, we’ve seen some really great acts of kindness, with people using their talents to help people around the world.

 

“We know that with the support from communities across the UK, communities overseas will not only be able to survive the coronavirus pandemic, but also to start to rebuild and heal.”

 

Donations from Gill’s fundraising will go towards CAFOD’s coronavirus appeal, which is currently scaling up its support to local aid experts.

 

These local experts are providing food to vulnerable families, as well as improving hand washing and sanitation facilities across communities.

 

If you want to order a teddy please email Siobhan Farnell on sfarnell@cafod.org.uk or make donations at justgiving.com/fundraising/gills-teddies-for-cafod

How I spent lockdown knitting teddies for charity

Over the past few months, we’ve seen some really great acts of kindness

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