Charity is so important to all of us at Let’s Knit Together. We’re highlighting some of July and August’s top charities and sharing your makes, too! If you have a charity that you’d love to shout about and introduce other Let’s Knit Together members to, make sure you get in touch with us!
With 3,678 groups and an estimated 183,426 pieces provided, Knitted Knockers is a fantastic community of crafters that produces handmade breast prostheses for patients who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures. Offering a soft, lightweight and comfortable alternative to regular prosthetics, these woolly donations are provided by a staggering number of volunteers. If you would like to join the efforts, you can visit knittedknockers.org for access to patterns, plus more information on how to make and provide knockers.
FULL OF THANKS
The Charfield Yarn Bombers have put their needles to good use in an effort to thank the key workers at Bristol Royal Infirmary and their local high dependency COVID ward. Together the group have knitted 45 adorable dolls, transforming them into bundles that also contain hearts and inspirational quotes. From beautiful poppy displays to an incredible air ambulance, the group has knitted for a number of worthy causes and is always on the lookout for opportunities to make a difference through their knitting. To find out more, you can search for The Charfield Yarn Bombers on Facebook.
ALL ABOUT ANGELS
Brought to our attention by Let’s Knit reader Sue Glover, a talented knitter who made the beautiful basket pictured, the Angel Hearts & Crafts team are a small group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to produce beautiful items for parents experiencing the loss of a baby at any stage. From memory bags and woolly hearts to angel pockets and angel baskets, there are so many ways for you to show your support and make a difference. If you would like to learn more, you can find the community on Facebook.
Here’s what our amazing Let’s Knit Together members have been making for charity recently…
I’ve been busy making hats for premature babies, a pair of bears for COVID wards and dressed bears for staff, plus 150 mask extensions!
I make layette sets for SPRING (Supporting Parents and Relatives in Neonatal Grief) which is for babies born asleep and these sets for NICU - with one sleeve cardigan for babies with a cannula.
Little donkeys for the donkey sanctuary. Love these animals and so many are badly treated. This is my way to help.