Whilst Lily was in the rehab ward after her accident a lovely lady in Annette's Dubai Knitting Group gave Lily some wool, a loom and a pattern to knit beanies.
For the next 18 months Lily diligently worked on the beanie anytime she could as she realized it was good as occupational therapy.
Since then Lily has made hundreds of beanies and has managed to get production down to 2 hours - 185 for the 2020 Virtual March Marathon, for sale at market stalls, for friends and family, and for her carers. She can make them for new borns and grandparents and every size and age in between.
Lily takes requests for any color and combinations you can think of. She has even designed and made ear warmers for a whole hockey team!
For the 2022 Virtual March Marathon Lily will be making beanies in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Traumatic Brain Injury supporters ribbon color - green.
Entrants of the Virtual March Marathon will have the option of ordering a Lil's Lid SCI supporters beanie during the registration process.
For those wanting to buy a Lil's Lids SCI supporters beanie but not wanting to enter the Virtual March Marathon, you can do so below.
The beanies cost $30 (including postage) - all profits from these sales will go towards funding the $10,000 gap between the 2020 fundraising and the cost of the FES leg cycle Lily purchased (details here).