Giant scarf boost for charities

Published: 01st December 2014

Giant scarf boost for charities

A giant scarf which was more than 2,000 squares long has helped to boost two charities in the lead-up to Christmas.

Back in February, cancer charity Cobalt asked fundraisers to lend a hand to its efforts to secure a £1.8 million state-of-the-art scanner.

Set an initial target of a 500-square scarf, supporters managed to knit more than 2,000 squares during the Big Woolly Blanket appeal to produce a scarf big enough to keep the new PET/CT scanner warm.

With the scanner now installed, the scarf is being divided into almost 100 blankets. They are being given to the County Community Projects (CCP) charity in a bid to keep vulnerable and homeless people warm this winter.

CCP fundraising director Nigel McPeake said that the charity was delighted to support the Cobalt appeal.

Cobalt installed the new scanner last month and it will be used to help spot the early onset of cancer and dementia. The device will also be used in national research projects.

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