World Pancreatic Cancer Day is on Thursday 17th November 2016. If you would like to get involved you can make a huge impact in your local area! With permission from local councils or privately owned premises you can 'Yarn Bomb' your local park or play areas over night, so that people wake up to a sea of purple knitted benches and bollards the next day!
How do I do This?
- You need to contact your local authority in advance to check whether you are able to yarn bomb the area that will make the most impact
- Start knitting! You can also get hold of all your local nit'n'natter groups, friends, families plus colleagues and ask them to kindly knit nice big rectangles of purple, lilac and violet pieces that will wrap around benches and trees. Knitted bunting looks great hung from trees and children can also get involve wrapping wool around pre-cut shapes.
- You need to get a bunch of helpers to assist you in putting it up the evening before you want it to go 'live'. Don't forget you will need some extra wool to tie it all up, cable ties work well too.
- It might be a good idea to print off some little laminated labels to attach to your woolen creations letting people know that you are are raising awareness of pancreatic cancer with #WPCD labels and @Operation_Henry labels. If you are having trouble opening the labels, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can email you the file.
- The local press will love this too, so be sure to inform them about what you are up to, so they can schedule a photographer to come down to the park and take photos Don't forget to share it all over social media the next day.
- Get in touch with us to let us know what your planning, so we can share it amongst all of our supporters too. Email email@example.com.