In response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in 2015 an appeal for knitters to join a knitting group at The Avenue Church was made. Since we started in November 2015 331 blankets and a total of 918 adult, children and baby newly knitted clothes and soft toys have been sent to the Knit for Peace HQ in London.
Once received by Knit for Peace HQ items donated are distributed to over 300 outlets – dementia care homes, prisons, hospitals, refugee camps in Turkey, homeless hostels and women’s refuges.
Knit for Peace also pass on donations of yarn and needles to enable people on low incomes and those in refugee camps to enjoy the benefits of knitting alone or with others.
For more information visit the Knit for Peace website www.knitforpeace.org.uk
HOW YOU CAN HELP –
- Come and join The Avenue Church Knit for Peace Group.
We meet between 2 – 4 pm in the Small Hall at Avenue Church (see below for meeting dates).
- Knit or crochet at home and bring it to The Avenue Church and we will send it to Knit for Peace HQ (only new knitted or crocheted items required)
- Pass on to us unwanted yarn and needles to be sent to Knit for Peace HQ.
- Help us with the cost of sending the parcels to London – approximately £13 per month.
For more information please ring Jenny Dainton on 01626 335923
Meeting dates for 2020
No meeting in August and September
No meeting in December