A big thank you to Jenny, a valued volunteer at Knit for Peace’s offices, who recently went on the trip of a lifetime to Uganda to see gorillas in the Mgahinga National Park and to drop off some knitting for the Rwenzori community!
We have just received an urgent request to support knitting/craft businesses in the townships in Cape Flats, South Africa. Elderly women, virtually destitute, get a hot dinner at the community centre, and spend time knitting items for sale to generate some income. Seed money is needed to expand the project. It’s a modest but important way to supplement their meagre incomes and maintain their dignity. This is project we support through the Good Gifts Catalogue. Please help.
Knitting in Prisons: We are very pleased to have been able to send out yarn and haberdashery to knitting groups in prisons in the UK. So please keep the donation of yarn coming. Dressing Gowns: As the cold weather sets in, we particularly need warm dressing gowns (download pattern here). Yarnporium: We are delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year at Yarnporium. Come and find us there on November 2nd and 3rd, at Central Hall Westminster. North Middlesex NHS Hospital Trust in Edmonton would like to set up a Knit for Peace Group for patients & staff and seek knitters to join in. They have a meeting room aside. The hospital is well-served by public transport (many buses and Silver Street underground close by). Also, a free cup of tea can be provided! Suggested times: Mornings or Evenings once a week. If you’re interested, please let us know.
We are sending out more and more knitting – including 50 sacks for Syria, and to hospitals and homeless charities in the UK.
Thank you to everyone who helped us last month to send warm blankets and clothes to those in need at home and abroad.
You can sponsor a sack for just £12 by clicking the button above.
Knit for Peace Christmas Cards
We have a wonderful selection of Christmas and general cards in support of Knit for Peace. To view our full range visit the Card Aid website.
And even more cards that support Knit for Peace can be found at the Card Aid website.
We are all set for our October knitting holiday led by Ann Kingstone. Here are some pictures of the Green Hotel’s gardens which guests have described as breathtakingly beautiful. We have a few places left for our January Knitting Holiday led by Renee Callahan. Don’t miss out and book now.