Welcome to your monthly update of our charity highlights, where we round up stories from charities calling for your help as we approach a new year.
We know that knitters are a very giving and charitable bunch, so scroll down to find out how you can help. If you are a member of the Let’s Knit Together private Facebook group, don’t forget to let us know what you’ve been making for charity so we can add your pictures and comments to the blog.
The Warm Baby Project encourages knitters across the UK to craft baby clothes, hats, blankets and more to help keep premature babies cosy and snug. Check out the ‘Appeals’ tab online to find out what is needed near you and where to send your makes, then head to your nearest Wool Bank – collection points dotted all over the country – to pick up yarn if needed, or use your own. Visit warmbabyproject.com for more information.
Help to support children born with only half a working heart by crafting your own heart-shaped makes and more and donating the funds to Little Hearts Matter, a charity aiding children who go through open-heart surgery at just a few days old. Head to lhm.org.uk to sign up for your free fundraising pack, filled with ideas, including a beautiful teddy bear sweater knitting pattern!
Help the Homeless
Dedicated to knitting and crocheting blankets for the local homeless, the Swindon Big Knit at the Orbital is a friendly online crafting group that, prior to the pandemic, had regular in-person meet-ups at the Orbital Customer Service Hub. Join the Facebook group, Swindon Big Knit at the Orbital, to stay up to date and get involved with knitting blankets, as well as small clothing items too. You can also sign up for invitations to Big Knit events when they resume!
What Our Members Have Been Knitting For Charity
“My second knitalong wreath has been completed. This one is going to be a charity fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind”
Karen, LKT Member
“I have just finished making the fab Christmas Wreath knitalong project. It will be on sale at my local Church Hall in New Milton. The proceeds from the wreath will go to Oakhaven Hospice Lymington”
Lorraine, LKT Member