Our monthly round-up of how you can use your needles for a good cause!
Our monthly round-up of how you can use your needles for a good cause! Take a look and see if your charity knits have made their way onto our blog, every month we’ll share your latest knits for a cause so share them on the Let’s Knit Together private Facebook group.
Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. One part of the organisation’s work is to provide memory boxes for grieving parents, each containing a knitted or crocheted baby blanket. The patterns have been designed with crafters of all skill levels in mind and need to be completed using white yarn. The instructions are free to download from sands.org.uk and the finished blankets should be sent to Sands Memory Box Blanket Appeal, c/o Partridges, Eagle Avenue, Magnetic Park, Desborough, NN14 2WD whenever it is safe for you to do so.
CHILDREN OF THE WORLD APPEAL
Last year we shared an uplifting story about LK reader Ethel Brolls and her Children Of The World Appeal – a movement that has now been running for over 20 years! Working together, Ethel and her team of knitting angels have crafted for more than 1,000,000 babies and toddlers and support a number of international campaigns and children’s hospitals. Ethel also uses her crafting skills to help care homes and local hospitals. If you would like to learn more or pass on some much needed yarn, you can find the appeal on Facebook and Twitter.
FRAMEWORK KNITTERS COMPANY
The Framework Knitters Company and the residents of their Cottage Homes are taking part in an exciting “Knit for Community” project and they would like you to get involved! With assistance from the Framework Knitters Museum in Nottingham, they are creating squares that will be formed into blankets and distributed amongst Action Homeless in Leicester, Meadows Hope food bank in Nottingham, and GlassDoor in London. If you would like to lend your support and make excellent use of your DK yarn stash, you can contact Liz Green via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the project and the relevant square pattern.
OVER TO YOU!
Here’s what members of the Let’s Knit Together community have been making for charity
“I’ve been making baby blankets for a local group called Little Stars in North Norfolk”
“I made these for the staff at my local hospital, they hang them in their cars”
“Crochet blanket for the kitty’s at Cat’s Protection”
“I crocheted this angel and raffled it off to raise funds for the BCNA (Breast Cancer Network Australia. )I made this angel when I was going through my own treatment for breast cancer”
“Working my way through 60 lavender sachets for my friends doggies rescue retreat”