Knitting for charity is a wonderful way to apply your knitting skills to benefit others. There often comes a time in a knitters, or crocheters, life when they and their families have a surfeit of woolies and other items and they begin to wonder what they can make next.
If you are unwilling to put your needles or hooks down then why not carry on enjoying your craft and at the same time help others by knitting or crocheting for some of the many worthwhile charities out there.
There are many and varied organizations that would love your help, some want warm items for refugees, homeless and displaced persons. Maternity units require items for premature babies and sadly burial clothes too. Others need breast prostheses for women that have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy, or chemo hats for people who have lost their hair through chemo therapy.
In addition there are charities that require hand made items to be sold to raise funds or for use to teach children with various learning difficulties.
In fact their are many charities out there who would really appreciate your help so pick up those needles and hooks and get knitting or crocheting for charity! Not only will you be able to carry on enjoying your favourite hobby but you will have the added satisfaction and pleasure of knowing that you are helping those in need.
Below you will find a list of just a few of the charities who will be happy for you to get involved, but for more ideas visit ukhandknitting.com