In May 2020 QMCG launched a fundraising campaign to provide vital support to our partner charities during these challenging and uncertain times. We asked our supporters to walk, run or cycle to cover the equivalent distance of the coastline around Great Britain before the end of May – 17,819.88 km (11,072.76 miles) and help to raise £5,000. Guild supporters of all ages rose to the challenge in any way they could including one self-isolating 88 year old lady who walked several kms round her dining room table every day and cyclists completing 50 kms a day. We chose this challenge as a way of giving a virtual hug to the most vulnerable in our society. In practical terms the money raised will help us buy much needed items to support them, from brand new underwear to warm weather clothing for the winter.
With tremendous generosity and enthusiasm from all our supporters, we are thrilled to announce we have now exceeded our original target and have raised in excess of £9,000! https://bit.ly/3peGSz1
One of our supporters is a talented artist and generously donated her delightful sketch of “Tired Monkey, Mummy and Puppy – Walking for Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild”. We wasted no time turning it into a note card which we are selling to support the Challenge.
Please contact our secretary@QMCG.org.uk if you would like to order some.