Knit for Peace

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


  • 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

January 14th

February 11th

March 10th

April 14th

May 12th

June 9th

July 14th

No meeting in August and September

October 13th

November 10th

No meeting in December