November Newsletter 2018

Special Appeal:

Help for abused women

  • 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.

Help us raise £25,000 so we can supply yarn, needles, and haberdashery to these women so they can knit. This appeal is specifically so we can continue to help those in the most wretched circumstances.

The sufferings of these women cannot be overestimated. Alone, poor, ashamed. Often blaming themselves.

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.

Please support our work so we can continue to help these abused women

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November Raffles
Enter our November raffles for your chance to win a great selection of 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 to those in need.
Raffle No1

Peruvian Perfection!
Travel the yarny world with us, and enjoy the softness of Alpaca and Alpaca blends from the mountains of Peru.

Raffle No2

Vamp the Vintage!
We have been privileged to receive some long since discontinued yarn. It reminds us all of when every High Street had its own Wool and Haberdashery shop. Walk down Memory Lane with these vintage yarns!

Enter Raffles

Knit for Peace Christmas Card & Small Gift Cards
We now have some great enclosing gift cards as well as greeting cards in support of Knit for Peace. To view the full range please visit Card Aid website.
               Knitting Tree                    Cosy Pudding                    Knit for Peace

Knit for Peace Holidays
We only have one place left for our January 2019 knitting Holiday in India. Click here to book your place.
Advance notice for Knit for Peace holiday in Mysore led by Debbie Bliss and Gillian Ely (18th January – 1st February 2020).
Please click here to register your interest.
And look out for the Great Wool Hunt (late spring). Please click here to register your interest.
The Perfect Christmas Gifts
– Buy a voucher towards a Knit for Peace Holiday or workshop, or even 5 raffle tickets (£25)! Email knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk or phone 0207 794 9835.

– Remember a loved one at Christmas by sponsoring a sack in their name.

– Buy a hand-crafted gifts on our Etsy page.

A Big Thank You
Thank you so much for your support and all the beautiful and warm knitting you have sent us!

So far this month we have sent ten of thousands of much needed items to Syria for those living amongst the rubble; to Greece to people rescued from the Mediterranean sea, and here in the UK to women’s refuges, homeless charities in Coventry and Birmingham, hospitals, and community groups all over the UK.

Sorry if acknowledgements are delayed. We are getting so much knitting, and our team of volunteers are working so hard to keep up. Perhaps, after Christmas, Santa will send us some elves.

A nice message 

“Thanks so much for our delivery!
We can’t wait to give out our hats and scarves to members this winter.”

Homeless Shelter in Birmingham

Sewing bees needed
A school in Ringwood has taken an Inter-house knitting competition at the beginning of the year. The whole school – students, staff, family and friends have all got involved and the squares are coming in thick and fast! They reckon to have more than 200 squares by Christmas. They are hoping to find some help to sew them up together to make dressing gowns to donate to Knit for Peace. So if you are in the area of New Forest and would be interesting in helping please email Joyce.

Knit of the Day

Here are a selection from our recent Knit of the Day. Thank you!