Tea cosies for Victory!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Knitwear designer, Libby Summers is joining forces with Prostate Cancer UK with the launch of her Tea Cosies For Victory pattern collection.
Prostate Cancer UK launched its Tea for Victory campaign this summer, inspiring people to enjoy a 1940s themed Tea for Victory party to raise money for the charity and knit designer Libby Summers is adding to the fun by encouraging people to knit her tea cosy designs and sell them at their event.
Having both her father and uncle diagnosed with prostate cancer (40,000 men every year in the UK are diagnosed!) this is a topic close to Libby's heart. She says, "I hope that my contribution will help to raise the profile of Prostate Cancer UK and encourage those who know or care for friends or relatives with the disease to engage in supporting the charity by holding a fund raising event."
Half of the proceeds from her patterns and 10% of the kit sales go straight to Prostate Cancer UK so if you want to get involved, the Tea Cosies For Victory individual patterns and kits are available at www.libbysummers.co.uk and to download three designs as a PDF for the price of £3.50 visit www.ravelry.com/stores/libby-summers-ltd. If you are holding an event there are plenty of tips, recipes, planning packages and info over at www.prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/do-an-event/tea-for-victory too!