Do you have time to knit something for charity this Autumn?
This year UK Hand Knitting is teaming up with Knitting magazine for a special campaign to mark National Knitting Week, 5th-11th October 2015.
Because we know that knitters, and crocheters, are a generous lot, we are looking for 1,000 of you to help charities based in the UK by committing to knit one small item to help the charity raise money.
The first step is to choose the charities and this is also something you can help with. We would like your nominations for charities we should support this year.
Please tell us your suggested charity in the comments below, on our Facebook page or by tweeting us at @UKHKA . The only requirements are that the charity is UK based and that they have an existing campaign asking supporters to knit for them. Once we have completed the list of charities we’ll ask you to choose your favourite and “commit to knit” one, ten or even one hundred items for that cause – whatever you have time for.
“So many charities raise valuable funds or can make contributions to those less fortunate thanks to the army of knitters that support them,’ explains Russell Morris, chair of UK Hand Knitting. “We wanted to take the opportunity this year to celebrate their work and invite more knitters to take part.”
Volunteers will be invited to sign up from the beginning of September 2015 but please nominate your charity today.