A few years ago we were lucky enough to have a Reach member who made crochet dolls for some members and we are about to launch this opportunity again! Here is a little about Lisa and how she came to make the dolls
“I am Lisa Carswell and I am a mum to 4 boys aged 10, 11,12 & 13. I have one Reach child called Jake who is now 12 years old.
I have Spinal Scoliosis, which severely impairs my mobility making a lot of my previous hobbies impossible. This is why I decided to teach myself how to crochet toys, which I have been doing for about 8 years.
In my day job I look after over 20 School websites but in my spare time I moonlight as a Cornish Maid, a crochet ninja!
When Jake was younger he used to have lots of questions about his difference and so I crocheted him some of his favourite super heroes/characters all with the same limb difference as him so he would have toys he could relate to.
I have previously made 30 dolls for different Reach children which were extremely well received and am now offering this service in conjunction with Reach. ”
As they are made individually they take a little while to make, so there will be a lead in time. The process involves you sending us a photo of the child who the doll is for. Once you have paid for it and sent a photo, the order will be put through and will take a couple of weeks. The link to the order form is here