A Chorleywood woman has raised thousands for a hospital that cared for her son when he was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease by crocheting for nine hours straight.
Maud Cutting has raised £2,200 for Hammersmith Hospital where three years ago her son had a kidney transplant.
Speaking to ChorleywoodNews, she said: “Five years ago my son Henry, who was 17 at the time, was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease called C3 Glomerulonephritis.
“Within two years, he needed a kidney transplant and on December 14 in 2016 he received a kidney from a family friend called John.
“C3 only affects young people and Henry is at risk of the disease reoccurring, he attends the Hammersmith hospital on a regular basis, and he has gone through an awful lot, but he is always positive.
“At present research is being done at Hammersmith on a new drug that can hopefully be used to stop C3 destroying the new kidney, should it happen.
“I have seen what C3 can do to our son and other young people, so I decided I wanted to do a nine hour ‘crochethon’ to help raise money for this research.
“I sat in the entrance of the Hammersmith Hospital from 9am to 6 pm crocheting nonstop for nine hours it was a great experience and I had wanted to do it for a long time.
“The blanket has 434 squares, this has been the biggest project I’ve ever done.”