A GRANDMOTHER from Beaconsfield who knitted a set of Royal Wedding dolls has sold them on e-Bay for £66 – to raise money for a charity set up after the death of her daughter.
Rosemary Saunders, of Bearswood End, knitted dolls of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry and the Archbishop, as well as William and Kate, before the wedding last month.
Her daughter, Diana Ford, a mother-of-three, died from a brain tumour aged 42 in 2002. Rosemary and husband Sandy, who is a town councillor, responded by setting up the Diana Ford Trust to raise funds for brain tumour research. The charity is now called Brain Tumour Research.
Rosemary said: “I knitted the wedding party just for fun before the big day – so I had to guess what they might be wearing.
“That’s why Prince William is in his RAF uniform instead of the gorgeous red Irish Guards uniform he actually wore on the day. Having finished them I wasn’t sure what to do with them.”
Little is known about brain tumours or how to treat them. Rosemary says many people are unaware that they kill more children and individuals under the age of 40 than any other cancer, or that brain tumour research receives less than one per cent of national cancer spending.
To find out more or to donate funds visit www.braintumourresearch.org