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Stitch-up at Dream for Willowbrook's Walk of Hope
3:00pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
DREAM is getting all wrapped up ahead of winter.
Knitters from St Helens Women’s Institute brought the giant multi-coloured scarf for the 20-metre high sculpture at Sutton Manor.
Community organisations and care home residents had made segments for the patchwork before it was stitched together by WI members.
It was to mark the Dream Walk of Hope in aid of Willowbrook Hospice, which took place on Saturday.
The five kilometre trek celebrated Willowbrook’s 15 years of caring in the town and is expected to raise more than £4,500.
Walkers were guided by ex-miner Gary Conley, who helped form ideas for the striking landmark, which depicts the head of a young girl sleeping.
Gary said: “It was a brilliant day – about 50 people took part in the walk and the ladies even presented me with a mini Dream scarf of my own.
“Myself and some mining colleagues showed them the site of the former pit and described the story of how we created Dream.”
Community groups, such as Shining Lights, put up stalls to raise funds for Willowbrook.
The scarf will be exhibited at the World of Glass.