December Newsletter 2021

Cheerful news!

In these difficult times, it’s good to be able to be the bringer of Good News.

A bundle of yarn, needles and haberdashery items for refugees

Thank you to all those who have responded to our appeal for knitting kits for newly arrived Afghan refugees. We’ve had lovely feedback from the groups receiving them: “they were delighted with the lovely wool and immediately took crochet hooks and started making gloves!”

Twiddlemuffs for ambulance services

A picture of two twiddlemuffs taken on a white background.

The London Ambulance Service have re-started their scheme to give TWIDDLEMUFFS to patients (particularly those suffering from dementia). Luckily we had plenty in stock and have been able to provide them with supplies to last until February.

If you would like to make some, please do but don’t send them to us till February. Please make sure that there are no sharp corners, and twiddles are securely attached so they can’t be pulled off and swallowed.

You could also contact local ambulance services to see if they would like any.

Refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees need warm clothing – particularly jumpers and cardigans. We never have enough to send them. Sizes for ages 8-11 most needed, in darker colours.

Helping in emergencies

We have over the last few months been increasingly approached to help out in EMERGENCIES. We are proud to have been able to send immediate supplies of blankets to those left without electricity as a result of Storm Arwen. Thank you knitters for making this possible.

Honour those who taught you to knit

Honour those who taught you to knit or crochet by sponsoring sack in their name.

And do take a look at the range of knitterly gifts at bargain prices, which make wonderful presents. Treat yourself and others.