Pip’s Sockathon 2023

With two weeks to go before April it’s time for me to launch my Sockathon.

Last March I joined a knitting challenge to help raise funds for Versus Arthritis, I managed to raise over £300 during the month knitting pairs of socks. I really enjoyed the challenge especially when I got photos sent back to me of people wearing the socks I’d knitted in return for their sponsorship. So I’ve decided to challenge myself again.

Me and my Mum

This year I’m raising funds for Dementia UK. This April will mark the 21st anniversary of the passing of my Mum, Lil Leckenby, who in her later years became a victim of Vascular Dementia. In the last few months of her life she was appointed a dementia nurse who helped greatly with many things and supported us as a family. I’m not sure if the lady was an Admiral Nurse, but I know that her knowledge helped our family through a very tough time. Dementia UK offer the assistance of their Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide life-changing support to families.

Every day during April I will be knitting when I can, hopefully all the decorating will be done by then! I have had a couple of offers of donations of yarn from Indie dyers from across the UK and I’m hoping more will follow to help make this years socks extra special.

Some of last years socks

If you fancy a pair, let me know your size and in return for your donation you will receive a unique pair of hand knitted socks made just for you. Last year I managed nine pairs, this year I’m aiming for ten, who knows I may manage more! The first skeins have been wound into cakes all ready for April.

Or you can just make a donation to help keep my needles clicking every day through April. I’ve set my hopes high to raise £608, which could fund a newly appointed specialist dementia nurse to complete a 12-week training module, developing their skills to support families facing dementia.

Here’s a link to my JustGiving page. Thank you in advance for your donations


Unfortunately as of sometime this afternoon JustGiving has encountered a technical glitch, so currently my page is lost. Hopefully they will have it back up and running soon.

Update. The link is working again as of Saturday morning. Thank you Joa and Christine for getting the ball rolling. Four pairs of socks are all ready spoken for.

3 thoughts on “Pip’s Sockathon 2023

    1. Pip Post author

      Thank you Joa for your donation and getting the ball of wool rolling. No red right?!

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