Starfish Greathearts Foundation Crafts for Change - One Stitch at a Time

Words: Lorin Edgar

Starfish will bring together crafters, as well as their families, to knit, crochet, sew, mosaic, embroider and partake in any other craft in the name of charity when they host a fun Crafter’s High Tea on the 24th August at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. Thousands of children have been affected by scourge of HIV/AIDS and Starfish believes that anyone, anywhere can make a difference, one child at a time.

This is a great opportunity for crafters to expose their talents for a good cause – helping Starfish support children orphaned or left vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. It is also an opportunity for those that attend to get together, share tips and indulge in their favourite pastime while enjoying a delicious cup of tea and a treat or two.


The not for profit organisation is offering hostesses their ticket for free and calling on them to sell 7 attendance tickets at R100 each for this worthy cause. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit Starfish who currently support 45 Community-based Organisations helping 22,000 children orphaned or left vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Starfish is furthermore appealing to crafters to bring along a 20cm X 20cm knitted or crocheted square (or more) with them which will be sewn together in order to provide blankets for some of the many thousands of children in need.


“Starfish believes that anyone anywhere can make a difference, one child at a time. This event provides an opportunity to Craft for Change, and we hope to not only raise much needed funds for Starfish but we also look forward to creating awareness for the work that we do and showcasing the wonderful talent of our local crafters,” says Lorin Edgar of Starfish.
To register as a hostess, to purchase tickets, or to get details of how you can get involved, please contact Lorin Edgar at 011 807 0003 or email


For more information or details go to or contact Lorin Edgar on (011) 807-0003.


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