There are a whole host of charities and other organisations seeking the help of crafters who knit, crochet and more besides. Many are also in need of donations of craft materials, tools and money to enable them to continue what they do. Below are details of a few such charities who would be very grateful for your donations of time, money and materials.
If you’re interested in getting involved visit ahug.co.uk where you can become a volunteer knitter/crocheter or make a monetary donation to keep the charity going and stocked up on wool.
Knit-for-Nowt – help vulnerable children by knitting Worry Monsters and hand puppets
Knit-for-Nowt is a non-profit organisation which appeals to knitters for handmade “Worry Monsters” and hand puppets which are then donated to therapists across the UK who work with seriously worried children and adolescents.
For full details and patterns please go to www.knitfornowt.org or contact the organiser, Clare, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Twiddle Muffs and blankets for North Middlesex patients
North Middlesex University Hospital are hoping to have enough Twiddle Muffs to give one to every patient living with dementia one when they arrive in A&E and which they can then keep during their stay and take home with them.
Read more about Twiddle Muffs here.
If you would like to put your knitting skills to good use to help them create Twiddle Muffs, have spare wool or knitting needles (6mm or larger) to donate you can contact them at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.