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 […]

March Newsletter 2020

We have been sending out lots of items to care homes in the UK. Here is some nice feedback. “We are so grateful for the two sacks of blankets, toys and twiddlemuffs that you have sent our residents they are absolutely delighted with them and we can see that a lot of hard work and […]

February Newsletter 2020

This month we are sending large quantities of knitted items to care homes all over the UK, refugee drop-in centres, and hospitals and community centres in poor areas. Please keep the lap blankets, bed shawls, bed socks, mitts & gloves coming.  Nice feedback from recipients “We received the gorgeous hats and scarves on Thursday and […]

January Newsletter 2020

In the last month we have sent out hundreds of sacks to refugees on Lesbos; to hospices and hospitals; scarves and hats for the homeless, twiddlemuffs to the Ambulance Service to calm down anxious patients, and children’s clothes to community based charities throughout the UK.Please help us meet the cost of sending warm clothes to […]

December Newsletter 2019

Knitterly gifts from the Good Gifts Catalogue: To help others: Warm clothes and a teddy for children in a UK women’s refuge £10 Pay women in refugee camps to knit warm clothes for the children £10 Make knitting (and crochet) weapons of peace. Bring people together from different communities in the Middle East £38 / £125 Knitting therapy for abused […]