May Newsletter 2019
Knit for Peace Newsletter
Didn’t we have a lovely time at Gladstone’s Library, here is a blogpost from one of the guests who joined us on our wool hunt!
Watch out for Knit for Peace holidays, wool hunts, knitting retreats and, new idea -short breaks of special interest.
Book here for our knitting holiday in India next January with Jane Crowfoot. We now have a limited number of places left.
Lovely raffle this month with a selection of Shetland wool. As with all Knit for Peace raffles, you can enter as many times as you like. £5 an entry. All proceeds go toward supporting Knit for Peace’s distribution of warm knitting.
We have received so much lovely knitting in the last few weeks that we can scarcely get through the door -but we still need more! We have sent baby clothes, toys, women’s clothes and blankets to women’s refuges (many of them new outlets in Scotland), homeless shelters in Blackpool and central London, as well as Syria. There is a need for children jumpers/cardigans age 2 to 10 years old. And we always need grown up jumpers and cardigans.
Help abused and trafficked women
Our project to help abused women in refuges in London continues. You may recall these women have been either rescued from being trafficked or victims of sexual violence in war zones. The women are waiting for the birth of babies, having been made pregnant through rape. As you may imagine, it is very difficult time. Being together helps, as does receiving your beautifully knitted items. They tell us it makes them feel ‘worth something’. We have also provided knitting yarn and needles so they can knit for their babies. We all know the therapeutic value of knitting.
Thanks for your generous support for our appeal for abused women. You can still give.
We were very excited to be approached by the London NHS Ambulance Service, to ask us to supply twiddlemuffs, to be given to dementia patients, to calm them during the ambulance ride. We are delighted to be able to respond. When we get feedback we will let you all know if we need more twiddlemuffs.
Thank you to all our volunteers here at Radius Works
We couldn’t manage without the help of our great volunteers who unpack, sort, re-pack, sew up squares or finish uncompleted items!
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 page. Thank you!