The 67 Blankets ‘Wool Cup’ Springbok celebration blanket is being baled up, and a date and location for the world record attempt has been set!
Johannesburg, South Africa (28 April 2021) – Set your calendars for the 9th of June 2021 as another World Record will be set in South Africa. This record is being set in honour of the Springboks, who won the Rugby World Cup in 2019.
67 Blankets “Knit-Wits” have been working hard to knit and crochet blankets to help set a new world record for South Africa. The worlds largest Springbok Blanket portrait.
A total of 2754 blankets have been put together to make up the giant Springbok blanket. It has taken several months and hundreds of generous KnitWits, an affectionate name for those who knit or crochet blankets for 67 Blankets’ causes, to make all the blankets needed for the record.
Once the large blanket has been made and the record set, the blankets will be dismantled and donated to children’s homes, elderly care homes, and other charitable organisations. It feels like this winter may be colder, so these blankets are a vital donation for people in need.
The 67 Blankets headquarters is filling up with the blanket bales in preparation for the big record. The event will be taking place at Steyn City School on the 9th of June 2021 and will be hosted by Siv Ngesi.
Now that all the hard work has been completed, Carolyn Steyn, founder of 67 Blankets, took to social media to thank every person who took part in making the blankets for this record.
“Thank you to EVERYONE who has put hook to wool in green and gold to make this vision a reality as we pay tribute to our heroes who returned home to South Africa with the Webb Ellis Cup. They continue to make us so proud and they continue to unite us through bright warm colourful thread. This will result in thousands of people being kept warmer over the cold winter months. Thank you Bokke for inspiring ordinary South Africans to play their part in this ‘Wool Cup’. They too are heroes. We are indeed stronger together. Stitch by stitch we pledge to keep thousands upon thousands of people less fortunate than ourselves warmer over ALL the winters to come, in the name of our beloved Nelson Mandela.” – Carolyn Steyn
The next time we share an update about this incredible cause, it will be featuring the stunning giant blanket. So stay tuned! Until then, you can join the KnitWits in their next projects via their Facebook group here.