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January 2022

Charity of the Month - WWF-UK

By Amy 4 months ago

Our Charity of the Month for February 2022 is WWF-UK. Throughout the month, we'll be raising money through checkout donations as you round up your orders to the nearest £1 in your thousands (thank you!). At the end of the month, we'll match these donations, doubling the total raised! WWF-UK is a registered charity in England and Wales 1081247 and in Scotland SC039593.

WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to create a world where people and nature can thrive together. To achieve this mission WWF are working with businesses, governments, communities and individuals to put nature first, make our food system more sustainable, tackle the climate crisis and enable habitats and species to thrive. The donations you make allow WWF to carry out world-changing projects, from planting seagrass in Wales, to protecting iconic species and implementing sustainable farming methods in Kenya, to influencing governments and policy change in the Amazon Rainforest. Some of WWF’s most recent successes include:

  • Tiger numbers in Nepal have increased by over 60% since 2009 to around 200 and there is now a stable population
  • WWF launched a seagrass restoration project in Pembrokeshire, Wales, restoring 20,000m² of vital seagrass habitat so far
  • After being wiped out in the 1990s, the rhino population in India's Manas National Park now nears 50 after another translocation of two greater one-horned rhinos

    Your donations will help WWF build on these successes. With you, WWF can continue to work hard to address threats facing wildlife, habitats and people all over the world.

    “On behalf of everyone at WWF-UK, thank you to The Knitting Network, their customers and their entire community for choosing to support WWF this month. There has never been a more important time to put the environment first, for the sake of wildlife, our homes and for people all around the world. The money we raise together will help us fight for our world and protect our futures. Thank you.”

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    Charity of the Month - Samaritans

    By Amy 4 months ago

    Throughout January, we’re raising money for Samaritans. You can round up your orders to the nearest £1 at the checkout, and all money raised will be donated to Samaritans, a registered charity in England and Wales (219432) and Scotland (SC040604). We'll match donations at the end of the month to double the total raised!

    Samaritans is a charity working across the UK and Ireland to reduce the number of people who take their own lives and help people who are struggling to cope with how they’re feeling or with life’s challenges. Just £5 could answer a potentially life-changing call.

    Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. They’re there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

    Samaritans give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

    Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. That’s why they work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

    As always, we'll be matching your donations, so whatever you help to raise, we’ll donate the same, doubling the total amount given.

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

    There’s always time for a cuppa and a catch-up

    Today, on Brew Monday, Samaritans is reminding everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with the people you care about.

    The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day of the year’ but this is a myth. At Samaritans we know there’s no such thing as ‘Blue Monday’ – we all have our good days and our bad days, and those aren’t for the calendar to decide.

    We can always make time for a cuppa and a catch-up. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Monday morning or Saturday night, or if you’re drinking green tea, black coffee or orange juice.

    If you’re sharing a cuppa and listening, you’re doing it right.

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    The Sweet Dreams Blanket

    By Amy 5 months ago

    Our Sweet Dreams Blanket is a beautiful crochet project designed by Amy Jones-Downes of Baby Cloud Crochet. Drift away to a quiet corner and embrace ‘me time’ with its relaxing pattern repeat.

    Vintage rainbow colours bring a nostalgic charm to this make, with Emu Classic DK shades like Cornsilk, Coral Fade and Crepe blending effortlessly in a dreamy combination.

    Ideal for beginners, or anyone looking to make a stunning new blanket for themselves or a loved one, the Sweet Dreams Blanket kit contains all the Emu Classic DK yarn required and a copy of the printed pattern. At just £17.99, it offers incredible value too! The completed blanket measures approximately 65 x 105cm (25.6 x 41.3").

    Amy's Instagram account @babycloudcrochet has a following of more than 4,000 fans who follow her crochet journey. You can also find us on Instagram @knittingnetwork too. Don't forget to tag us in pictures of your #sweetdreamsblanket - we'd love to see!

    Happy hooking!

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