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Thursday, July 5, 2018


Another secret mission for the happy hookers of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

KnitWits for Madiba have once again embarked on their annual secret scarf day mission – KnitWits and volunteers across the country have been churning out scarves on mass for the 67 Blankets Secret Scarves Shhh...!! Mission or as it has become known as the SSS.

Now in its 4th year, the SSS Mission will once again have a nationwide presence at venues across the country on July 12 at 15h00, with thousands of scarves being tied to trees for people in need to take for some winter warmth at various spots across the country.

Carolyn Steyn, the Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day says “Our knitwits and happy hookers throughout South Africa have been lobbying, knitting and crocheting to make sure that there are thousands of scarves to tie around trees and poles on the 12th July for people who need some warmth to take a scarf that has been made with love, as Madiba said “it’s in our hands now” and that is the ethos of the amazing family of 67 Blankets  and is also teaser activation for the record breaking 27km scarf we will be laying out in Howick at the capture site on 29th July .”

Each scarf will have the special 67 Blankets trademark label sewn onto it and a special message attached which reads "I AM NOT LOST. IF YOU ARE COLD AND NEED ME, PLEASE TAKE ME. LOVE, 67 BLANKETS FOR NELSON MANDELA DAY".

In KZN the scarves will be tied to trees as follows:

DURBAN: July 12 at 14h30 - opposite Addington Hospital on the beach.

PIETERMARITZBURG: July 12 at 15h00 - corner Church Street and Commercial Road. Opposite the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

AMANZIMTOTI: July 12 at 12h30 - Civic Centre, Riverside Road.

The next record breaking activity that this organisation is undertaking is to lay out a 27km crocheted scarf, made up of thousands of scarves that have been made by knitwits across the country and internationally. The event which takes at Nelson Mandela Capture site in Howick on July 29 is to celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela, and the public is invited.