Crafting for Charities


If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting (or want to learn) but have no one who needs these items now, then do join us to craft items for a range of local and international charities.  We exchange patterns, sources of materials and ideas for charities to whom we may wish to donate.  Overall, the purpose is to give each other friendly peer support and encouragement, whether we are working to donate to our own favourite charity, or one identified by other group members.

Where and when

We meet on the third Monday of each month at Louisa's Place, Coventry Road, Market Harborough, 10.30 am to 12 noon.

Other information

Members usually bring something along to work on or patterns, etc to share.

Contact details

Helen Salisbury, 07837 410 575   email:


Crafting for Charities – July 2020

Crafting is still being done by members but gardens and even card making are still definitely having priority.  We continue to keep in touch by email and WhatsApp.  One member has made this delicate baby blanket. Helen Salisbury

Crafting for charities

Gardening seems to have taken priority at the moment during this period of late spring sunshine.  However, regular updates are done by email and WhatsApp.  This is a picture of a baby blanket and jacket for a prem baby made by one of our members. Helen

Crafting for Charities

  The eeriness of our quiet streets may have prompted one member to crochet these Martians!  We are keeping in touch by WhatsApp and email. Helen Salisbury

Delightful pictures from Malawi

Our crafters were busy last autumn and a parcel sent off to our UK contact, Davy Chilakalaka, who took them with him on a recent visit to his home village in Kasupe .  (Click on the link to read all about the project).  It’s so rewarding to see our efforts being worn by the children.  […]

Crafting for Charities – March 2020

Various items have recently been donated to the Neo Natal Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary.  If you would like to join us on the third Monday of each month, 10.30 am to 12 noon at Louisa’s Place on St Mary’s Road, we would be pleased to see you. Helen Salisbury

Crafting for Charities – February 2020

Do you remember the excellent talk we had at a monthly meeting early in 2019 from the local representative for Mercy Ships?  Well, several of the Crafting for Charities members started knitting and sewing and just before Christmas sent off a box of teddies, to be distributed to children using the hospital facilities.  We had […]

Crafting for Charities – February 2020

Members enjoyed welcome hot drinks at the newly refurbished Louisa’s Place and were able to pass on a range of knitted and crocheted items created during the winter evenings.  The picture shows some colourful baby blankets.  Charities to benefit are the Kasupe Project in Malawi, SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) and babies (prem and […]

Various items we have made.

Crafting for Charities – January 2020

Use those long, dark evenings to make items for charities, local or international.  Any craft is welcome and we hope you can join us at Louisa’s Place at 10.30 am on the third Monday of each month. Helen Salisbury