Spoonie Survival Kits – Crafters Help Wanted

You will recall a recent post about Pippa, a fellow ME sufferer and student at York University where she was raising funds for ME through a stall at the University.  She is continuing to do great work, and is asking for a little help from those of you able to ‘craft’.


She writes:  Hi Everyone, we are currently looking for volunteer crafters for our non-profit fundraising project, Spoonie Survival Kits.  We make little bags of happiness designed with chronic illness sufferers in mind, with the aim of reminding the recipient that they’re loved and that they CAN do this. The kits are funded entirely off kind donations and then sold online, but the project is entirely non-profit. 25% of all money from sales goes towards sustaining the project e.g. paying for envelopes, and 75% goes to a chronic illness charity. Our current charity is Action For ME.

The project has been very well-received by the community and the kits are constantly in demand. Everybody who works on the project has a chronic illness, myself included, and so we are very reliant on the kind donations of the others. We gratefully receive money donations via GoFundMe, and we are also searching for crafters to make items for the kits. If you can make eye masks, socks, jewellery, scented punches, wall hangings or anything similar, please get in touch at spooniesurvivalkits@gmail.com and we can have a chat! We have no time restraints or ask for a minimum number of items and so we like to think we offer chronic-illness friendly volunteering, as you can work entirely at your own pace and do as much or as little as you like, and all will be very gratefully received.

Thank you for your time and look forward to hopefully hearing from some of you soon!’

Best wishes,


Updated: 12th October 2015 — 12:05 pm

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