The Framework Knitters' Company is holding a Charity Blanket Auction from 9th to 22nd November.
Their ‘Knit for Community’ initiative began as a result of lockdown earlier this year. The response from over 400 volunteers across the UK has been fantastic, including residents of almshouses in Leicester and members or friends of 32 Livery Companies. Over 12,000 squares have been donated and to date over 130 blankets and 30 lap blankets have been completed. Charities in Leicester, Nottingham, Calderdale, Watford and London will benefit from this project and the Knitters have already presented 55 blankets to three of their charities.
James at Action Homeless in Leicester said, ‘I am about to take the blankets to one of our hostels for people with high support needs. As well as keeping people warm, they will help us to dress rooms and make each one feel more like home for the person in them’.
To bid for a blanket please go to www.lizgreen.co.uk/blanket-auction. For any queries please contact Liz directly: email@example.com.