July Newsletter 2019
Special appeal for Twiddlemuffs
Thank you to everyone who sent Twiddlemuffs last month. Please do keep them coming! We have been contacted by other Ambulance Services asking for Twiddlemuffs to be given to dementia and anxious and confused patients.
As well as the Twiddlemuffs sent to the Ambulance Services and hospitals, lots of knitted items went to homeless shelters, community centres and women’s refuges. Here are some heartwarming thanks from the recipients:
Thank you so much for the wonderful Twiddlemitts created by your lovely volunteers. I know that our clients will really love them. – Care home in Edinburgh
Thank you so much for your kind donations, we have now been able to top up our baby cardigans and jumpers plus have a new range of baby clothes for our premature babies. Twice this month we have had families fleeing domestic abuse, needing clothes desperately often only having the clothes they have on their back. So thank you for allowing us to stock up on these essentials. – Community centre in Knowsley
Just to say thank you so much for the two sacks of knitted blankets and twiddlemuffs you sent – they are absolutely beautiful and the team is really excited to have these to give out to patients. Please pass on our and the patients’ thanks to your fantastic generous knitters and crocheters. – NHS Foundation in South London
Sponsor a sack
A big thank you to everyone who helped us last month to send knitted items to those in need at home and abroad. We truly appreciate your support.
To sponsor a sack please click on the button below or send us a cheque to Radius Works, Back Lane, London, NW3 1HL.
Team building day
We had a great day last week with some of the staff of Midkent College.
Knit for Peace is offering team building days for companies and organisations looking to wanting to promote employee’s happiness and mental and physical health in their workplace.
We have a marvellous selection of Merino wool this month!
It’s all 100% wool, except where otherwise indicated and it’s all beautiful and soft. There’s enough Rico superwash aran to make a large adult item, and we’ve thrown in a small selection of patterns to inspire you. The Sublime Extra Fine merino would make a great child’s jumper, and you could add stripes or pattern with the Drops jewel colours.
‘Help abused women’ campaign continues
Women forced to flee war and civil unrest. They are stuck in makeshift camps, without hope or dignity, often haunted by recurring nightmares.Trafficked women and those who have been raped, who find asylum, but are far from home.Victims of domestic violence, who have had to leave it all behind, and seek shelter in women’s refuges.Knitting helps their recovery, because it is calming, it makes them feel useful, as they knit for themselves, their children and others. Some even set up small businesses, selling their knitting.
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Knit for Peace Holiday in Mysore, India
January 18th-31st 2020
We only have limited places left for the January knitting holiday to Mysore. Make sure to book your place so you don’t miss out!
What to expect: Beautiful sunny weather (average 28C degrees). Delicious food (buffet meals, including vegetarian options). Special diets catered for. Good company and friendly atmosphere. A chance to meet new people. Wonderful shopping opportunities. Improve and extend your knitting & crochet techniques. Chance to visit the Good Gifts Catalogue and the Green Hotel supported projects
Here is what people said: “This knitting holiday surpassed my hopes and expectations . It was an ideal holiday for a keen knitter who was keen to travel to India, but was not confident enough to travel alone.” – Chris (October 2018)”What can I say -a wonderful 2 weeks, fantastic staff, wonderful food. India is a fantastic place to visit, another world” – Carol (October 2018)
And thank you to all our volunteers
A big thank you to all our volunteers here at Knit for Peace for all their help and support and to Rowena who carefully selects all the yarn for our raffles.
Knit of the day
Here is a selection of some of our knit of the day we share everyday on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages, which are linked in the footer below. Thank you!