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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Parkinsons, Hope and Homes, Cancer research

My husband of 52 years died 3 years ago with Lewy Bodys desease, which is the dementia connected to Parkinsons, He had had Parkinsons for 20 years, but in 2004 started to deteriorate. It's a soul destroying desease, for which there is no cure.At the end he had to go into a home which broke us up . He was only in there 45 days before he died and it was the longest time we had been apart since we married in 1954. I now attend the Parkinsons Carers meeting once a month, and make and sell cards to help their funds, also I knit and crochet blankets, which sometimes I sell there and sometimes I give to the Red Cross or Bolton Hospice Shop.
People are very kind and give me all the wool they cannot use. but sometimes I run short and have to buy some to keep me going.
I also support Hope and Homes for children which is a charity some friends run at our Church (Theatre Church Astley Bridge,Bolton)
My friend and I made £82 at Christmas selling the cards we make.
I also do things for Cancer Research.
My son has had 3 operations for throat Cancer in the last 4 years,
These operations we done at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge,
and I recently made a patchwork quilt for them to either sell
or use, as I am a bit of a duffer at putting things together,
another of my friends who also does quilts for charity helped me.
At the moment I have about 8 or 9 crocheted blankets of different
sizes waiting to go to anyhone who can use them.At the moment I am knitting small Ducks to cover chocolate Eggs for the children of our 3 churches on Easter Sunday, (It keeps me out of mischief as they say)
Sometimes I would like to get into some of the mischief they keep talking about!!!!
The story will go on............... Alwyn Ranoe

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