April Newsletter 2021

 Fancy a treat? We’ve found the perfect place We are very excited to be organising our first Knit for Peace holiday of 2021. We will be spending 3 nights at the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site New Lanark, in Scotland, arriving on the 12th October and leaving on the 15th October.  If you would like […]

March Newsletter 2021

Sponsor a sack for Mother’s Day With Mother’s Day only two weeks away (March 14), why not honour your mother or grandmother who taught you to knit by sponsoring a sack in their name? Your money will help us ship knitted goods to those in need and we will attach a message of your choice […]

February Newsletter 2021

February Update We are continuing to operate despite the national lockdown, as the need for warm clothes and blankets remains. There are now just two staff working from the office, Ria and Sofia. We’re enormously grateful to them for their hard work. Feedback Thanks to your support we’ve been sending out yarn kits to care […]

January Newsletter 2021

‘Crochet Special’ Raffle Would you like to learn crochet, or improve your skills? Here is your chance to win a comprehensive ‘500 Crochet Stitches’ book, high quality KnitPro wooden crochet hook set and plenty of warm 100% wool Cascade yarn to keep you going for a while. Crochet Special £14 to enter Prize consists of:Three balls […]

December Newsletter 2020

“How amazing and cosy does everyone look in these hats and scarves from Knit for Peace, thank you!” – A community trust in Glasgow, 17/11/20 Rainbow Yarn RaffleWe’re looking forward to a brighter future in 2021 with our Rainbow Yarn Raffle. The prize consists of a lovely selection of Cascade Yarns. The raffle will be drawn […]

September Newsletter 2020

Hello Knitters,Hope you are all keeping well. Remember, knitting is good for your health. Feedback from some of those who receive our knitting and yarn“The refugee families love the donations, especially the blankets. We’ve done wonderful craft activities during lockdown using the donated yarn, including a coronaquilt.”Centre for asylum seekers and refugees, NE England

August Newsletter 2020

Tombola Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: a new tombola. Everyone’s a winner.Great value, and a way to try out some new and hard to find yarns as well as the old favourites. It makes a great present for a knitting friend or a treat for yourself! All proceeds go towards Knit for Peace’s Abused […]

July Newsletter 2020

Hello Knitters, Hope everyone is enjoying their extra knitting time! Here at Knit for Peace the redoubtable Ria, is managing to respond to requests for knitting. She has sent knitting out to hospitals, community hubs and mental health charities. She is really doing a wonderful job. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, we have had to […]

June Newsletter 2020

Hello Knitters, We hope you are all keeping well, and enjoying knitting! We are determined to continue to respond to urgent requests for both knitting and yarn and needles. You can see some of the  feedback below. We have sent out to care homes, women’s refuges, community groups, mental health projects, particularly yarn but also […]

Knit for Peace Newsletter May 2020

We’re keeping calm and carrying on! Greetings Knitters. We hope you are all knitting, with its proven benefits ofreducing anxiety. We have been very busy, responding to urgent requests from care homes for lap blankets, shawls, twiddle muffs, dolls and bed socks. We have requests for yarn and needles from community groups, homeless hostels and […]