Handiwork to boost Sheffield store’s Children in Need fundraising total

Have your say

A grandmother, who has spent months hand-stitching a charity quilt, will auction it off tomorrow in aid of Children in Need.

Carol Harrap, is raising money for the annual appeal with the help of her colleagues at Meadowhall’s Boots store, Sheffield, where she’s worked for 18 years.

Last year Carol lovingly made a quilt to auction off for appeal, which made a large contribution to the store’s £1,500 fundraising total.

This year one of Carol’s mangers challenged the 68-year-old to make a bigger quilt to help the store reach its target total of £2,000 for the children’s charity.

“I think there are a lot of young people across the UK that need help which is why I’m always keen to raise as much as I can for Children in Need,” said Carol, from Richmond, Sheffield. “It took me nine months to stitch the quilt but it’s worth it for the money it will raise and the people it will help.”

The quilt, which shows the adventures of Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear over the 12 months of the year, will be auctioned off in Boots tomorrow.

There will also be a raffle with a host a fabulous prizes kindly donated by suppliers and staff.


We are looking for your pictures, videos and stories from the Children in Need fundraisers you’ve organised to raise cash for the worthy cause.

It couldn’t be easier to send us your content. Simply visit The Star’s Uploader and submit your event details.