Would-be knitters rejoice! Olympic gold medal diver, Tom Daley OBE, renowned for his creative knits is offering an in-person knitting masterclass to help raise life changing money for Red Nose Day.
‘Learn to Knit with Tom Daley’ is a once in a lifetime chance for one lucky winner to hone their skills with Tom, in-person, at an hour-long, one-on-one meeting with the champion diver. Not only will the prize winner get to knit with Tom, they will also receive a knit kit worth up to £145 from his Made with Love by Tom Daley fashion label, so they can make their very own merino jumper, scarf, or anything else that captures their imagination.
Entrants of all knitting abilities are very welcome to enter the special charity prize draw, which will run from Friday 18h March until Friday 29th April. Fans can enter here, where they have the option to donate £10 per entry or enter for free by post.
Tom first became known for his creative knits with his pool-side stitches for Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Now he is lending his knitting expertise to help raise money for Red Nose Day, following his Hell of a Homecoming challenge which saw Tom take on a Herculean 290-mile, four-day journey from London to Plymouth by foot, bike, boat and water.
To top it all off, the lucky ‘Learn to Knit with Tom Daley’ winner will also receive the iconic red bobble hat Tom wore during the gruelling four-day challenge.
Tom said: “My goal is to raise as much money as possible for Red Nose Day. I’ve done the four-day gruelling challenge and thought ‘what else can I do? Knitting!’ I love knitting. It’s been a form of mindfulness for me and a chance to get creative. I knitted a hat to keep me warm in the freezing temperatures during my challenge which people can win if they enter this prize draw. I’ll also give them a 1-to-1 class to learn how to make something they can then wear and say they made themselves (with a little help from me).”
Money raised by Red Nose Day will help people in the UK and around the world live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health. Donations will also help to fund organisations providing essential support for people in Ukraine affected by the terrifying conflict and those attempting to cross the border to safety.
To enter ‘Learn to Knit with Tom Daley’, visit the prize draw page here.
About Tom Daley’s ‘Hell of a Homecoming’
Over a four-day period, Tom Daley pushed his body to the absolute limit by rowing six miles along London’s busy narrow canals and the daunting freezing cold waters of the River Thames, capsizing a short way in; cycling over 250 miles in total battling through 40mph winds and relentless rain that at one point pushed him off his bike; taking on his first ever open water swim in 5.2-degree water struggling against strong winds; and running 30 miles with help from his mum and Eddie Izzard, to make it all the way home to Plymouth.
Tom’s Hell of a Homecoming challenge has tested Tom’s fitness and drive like never before. All of the highs and lows were captured at every moment along the way for a special one-hour BBC One and iPlayer documentary, produced by Twofour, to air in March, ahead of Red Nose Day which returns on Friday 18th March.
To find out more and support Tom, go to comicrelief.com/tomschallenge(opens in new window)
About Comic Relief
Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Through humour and stories of hope, we have shown that people can make a massive difference.
Comic Relief believes that those who are closest to the issues have the best solutions, and so works with organisations and people with direct experience of these challenges. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who support the most vulnerable people and communities in society.
This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or who have been forced to flee their homes, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with mental health problems.
For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com
Comic Relief, which is the operating name of Charity Projects, is a registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
About Red Nose Day 2022
Red Nose Day is back on Friday 18th March 2022 and hopes to inspire people across the UK to make a difference, no matter how big or small. This Red Nose Day, we want to remind people that they have the power to change lives.
Money raised by Red Nose Day will help people in the UK and around the world live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health. This includes funding organisations that are supporting people right now in Ukraine, and those attempting to cross the border.
Visit https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/ or follow @ComicRelief on social media for the latest Red Nose Day content, news and information.
Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief.