Our monthly round-up of how you can use your knitting needles for a good cause.
It’s more important than ever to do your bit for charity, and we’re here to tell you about a few charities that need your help! Get involved now and don’t forget to share your knits with us.
The Animal Team is calling on all knitters to help them with their fundraising efforts. They would be grateful for knitted animal toys, such as dogs, cats, bunnies and the like to sell to help raise the funds necessary for essential veterinary fees, as well as other vital costs. Head over to letsknit.co.uk for some animal pattern inspiration to get you started. It doesn’t matter if you craft just one animal or ten, the Animal Team will greatly appreciate anything you can do! To find out more, visit theanimalteam.org.uk
The Bee Friendly Trust is a charity dedicated to protecting bees and spreading awareness about their essential role on our planet. As part of their fundraising efforts, they sell knitted bees at events and online to help support their bee-friendly work. You can add to the Bee Friendly Trusts’ colony of knitted bees by downloading the free pattern at beefriendlytrust.org and sending your finished buzzy creations to Emma Pritchard, Bee Friendly Trust, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN.
Easter Chick Campaign
Francis House Children’s Hospice is making their annual appeal to knitters and crocheters from across the world. Join in the Easter Chick Knit campaign by using the free and simple patterns on their website to create tiny chicks and Easter bunnies. Your knits will be filled with a donated chocolate egg and sold all over Greater Manchester in schools, stores and businesses to raise money for the hospice. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, the charity’s totals were significantly impacted last year – so let’s make 2021 a huge success! To get involved, visit francishouse.org.uk
Here’s what our lovely members of Let’s Knit Together have been knitting for charity!
“I have done 12 sets of these for Yorkshire Cat Rescue and am now on with some kitten blankets”
LKT Superstar, Debbie
“I knit for various charities. Some for overseas such as India, Guyana and there’s been a request from a women’s refuge.”
LKT Superstar, Avril
“I am making some hats for the innocent bottles for Age Concern.”
LKT Superstar, Melanie
I’m going to have a go at a twiddle muff for dementia patients at my local hospital.
LKT Superstar, Patricia