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November 2020

Charity of the Month - Crisis

By Vanessa 1 years ago

We’re delighted to be supporting Crisis as our charity of the month throughout December!

During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £1 at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to Crisis, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Registered charity No’s : E&W1082947 & SC040094. Company No: 4024938.

We’ll again be matching all donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same, doubling the total amount raised for the charity.

Crisis work directly with thousands of homeless people, providing vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. They use research to find out how best to improve our services, but also to find wider solutions to homelessness. Together with homeless people and Crisis supporters, they campaign for the changes needed to end homelessness for good.

Helping the homeless this Christmas:

Each year Crisis supports thousands of people who are homeless. And now, as the harshest time of year approaches, they’re getting ready to help people again. Social distancing means they will be doing things differently, but they’ll be looking after as many people as we possibly can. And the spirit of a Crisis Christmas will be exactly the same. They will treat people with care and respect – giving them that warm Crisis welcome, so they get their dignity back and feel ready to take on life again.

This Christmas Crisis’ frontline teams will be providing food and festive treats. They’ll be on hand with emotional and wellbeing support, offering everything from Christmas games and advice to volunteer befrienders. Nutritious meals, somewhere to stay, help for the future – it will make such a difference to people.

To find out more about the vital work that Crisis does please visit their website.

Knit a snood and wristwarmers to support Crisis:

Support Crisis by purchasing our Crisis Charity Christmas Kit. Supported by Stylecraft, our Double Loop Snood and Wrist Warmers are knitted using Stylecraft Life Changes DK and are a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. This charity knit is exclusively available at The Knitting Network. For each kit sold we will donate £5 to Crisis, our charity of the month for December.

You can purchase your Christmas charity kit here.

Last month's charity of the month:

Throughout November we helped to support Barnardo’s and raised an incredible £2,085 thanks to your checkout donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We’ll also be matching your donations bringing the total raised for the charity to £4,170. Barnardo's is the UK's oldest and largest national children's charity. Every year, the charity supports over 350,000 children, young people and families, through over 1,000 vital services across the UK.

Barnardo's aim is to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through. Read more here.

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Poppy Displays For Remembrance Day

By Vanessa 1 years ago

We spotted some wonderful tributes to Remembrance Day across Whitstable in Kent last weekend.

Some lovely local crafters have been busy making knitted and crocheted poppies and arranged them in a heart shape along the seafront in Whitstable.

It made a beautiful tribute to Remembrance Day.

These fabulous crocheted poppies were delicately arranged and made a wonderful effect in Whitstable's town centre.

It's not too late to make yourself a knitted or crocheted poppy using our patterns:

Knitted Poppy Pattern

Knit a poppy and help to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Knitted Poppy Pattern

Crochet Poppy Pattern

Crochet a poppy and help to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Crochet Poppy Pattern

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