Betsan Corkhill, founder of Stitchlinks
, has been invited to attend this year’s Woman of the Year Lunch and Awards
as one of the 2015 women of achievement. The therapeutic knitting pioneer has been selected for her pioneering research into using crafts, knitting in particular, as a tool to improve health and wellbeing.
Betsan is dedicated to changing people’s lives through therapeutic knitting, which helps people with a range of conditions varying from stress, loneliness and isolation to mental health problems, depression and chronic pain, and is the author of Knit for Health and Wellness. How to knit a flexible mind and more….
“If you’re fit and healthy therapeutic knitting can help you to manage the ups and downs of normal life,” says Betsan. “If you’re unwell it can help influence how you respond to treatment or manage your symptoms.”
On being invited to attend the Women of the Year Lunch, she said: “I was completely shocked to receive an invitation. I feel excited and deeply honoured to be selected as a ‘2015 woman of achievement’. I’ve done several little dances around my office in celebration.”
Women of the Year has recognised, celebrated and inspired women of all backgrounds since 1955 and continues to shine a light on extraordinary women through an annual lunch & awards ceremony, lectures and on-going foundation work.
Congratulations to Betsan on being recognised as a woman of the year and on raising the profile of the positive benefits of knitting and crochet. We hope she enjoys the Woman of the Year Lunch in October.