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The Longest Yarn

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Sounds simple… Why don’t we Knit/Crochet The Longest Day in time for the 80th Anniversary 6th June 2024

80 meters long in 3D wool art depicting scenes of the worlds largest ambitious invasion - 80 meters for 80 years and the 80 days it took to get to Paris The Battle of Normandy.
1000 People all over the world are knitting and crocheting, in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France and even people with NATO stationed in Europe have joined in!

The interest is incredible, educational, the thirst for knowledge, the historical accuracy in details of uniforms, vehicles, battles, medals won etc. Is absolutely spot on as we recruited a couple of historians to check everything.

Schools have already booked groups to come and one school to participate !

The British creators are understanding the part the Americans played and vice versa, children are really relating to it plus it raises a smile with serving military too!

We’ve also included actual veterans in the work and have also been donated Piper Millins favourite jumper by his son to unravel and knit into the scenes he is depicted on - Pegasus Bridge and Sword Beach.

The standard of work is phenomenal, but now we hit the reality of displaying it in it’s full glory - we need to fund raise for a Perspex protection case, tables and trestles, lighting, security, plus we’d like to publish an information book telling what the panel is depicting, the photograph ( copyright costs), that inspired the creator, the finished panel and about the person/group that made it.

The Longest Yarn is what we are called - we have been offered to be on display for 3 months in Carentan, Normandy and then go on tour…help us realise this ambition!
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Donations 

  • Sara Walker
    • €10 
    • 10 hrs
  • Cayte Walker
    • €28 
    • 12 hrs
  • Marty Moffatt
    • €100 
    • 14 hrs
  • Mary Foster
    • €50 
    • 1 d
  • Pam Mayo
    • €50 
    • 2 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Tansy Forster
Organizer
Saint-Martin-de-Varreville
Robin & Steve Comfort
Team member

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