BIG-hearted Beryl Davies has knitted up a storm over the past five years to make clothes and blankets for needy people all over the world.
Beryl, 77, set up a group of fellow charity knitters and it is one of many groups up and down the land which have backed good causes promoted in The Sun since we started 50 years ago.
This week, to celebrate our birthday, we are shining a light on these unsung heroes — and will give away £1MILLION to help their work.
We want YOU to tell us about organisations that have touched your lives and nominate them for a donation from the Sun Readers’ Fund between £2,000 and £20,000.
Beryl started her group in 2014 at her home in Prestatyn, North Wales, hoping to keep busy and meet new people as well as doing good. It now has more than 100 members who have made thousands of items for charity.
After spotting The Sun’s 2016 campaign Knit A Kid A Blanket, Beryl rallied her troops and the group has since gone from strength to strength.
She says: “We sent the blankets to The Sun and it has grown and grown. I’m not going to stop, there is a terrific need out in the world.
“I’ve always knitted but didn’t know what to knit for. Now I spend most of my time doing it.”
Beryl’s latest batch of blankets has been given to children in Moldova ahead of the cold winter months.
How to nominate
GO online now to nominate a charity and apply for a Sun grant. Tell us in 400 words what it does, why you love it and what sum you think it needs, from £2,000 to £20,000 – but we want to help as many groups as possible.
Each must be registered with the Charity Commission or local UK equivalent, and you must include the charity registration number.
No access to internet? Post nomination to Sun Readers’ Fund, The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF.
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To mark our birthday we sent Beryl thank you videos from the children who have benefited.
She was made up and says: “To see a child holding something you’ve sent, it’s lovely.”
Brad Moore from Operation Orphan, the charity distributing our blankets, said: “I want to thank Beryl and all the amazing knitters and readers of The Sun for their overwhelming response to the Knit A Kid A Blanket appeal. These have been given to children in some of the most challenging environments. When you give a child one of these blankets, it says they are loved.”
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