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 – June 2021

Gardening and the welcome opportunity of meeting up with friends and family seems to have meant that crafting has taken a bit of a step backwards at the moment. However, the group met up at the Cafe in Welland Park in May and will be doing so again in June. New members are always welcome. […]

Twiddlemuffs and tiny jackets

At last members were able to meet up for a cuppa and chat in the Park, even if we were still wrapped up in coats.  It was worth it.  We have continued to be very busy with our lockdown evenings and members handed over crafted items to those with local contacts for passing on.  For the […]

Crafting for Charities – April 2021

Crafting for Charities Members are keeping very busy crafting for local organisations and these have included making twiddlemuffs for residents of a local care home and blankets for SANDS, an organisation helping parents and families with stillbirths.  Crafting for the Growbaby project continues, too (see picture).  We are planning to meet up for a cuppa in […]

Thank you from Growbaby, Northampton

Early last month, members of the group were able to collect in their second donation of items for the Growbaby charity based in Northampton.  This supports families with 2 to 7 year olds that have been referred to them by local, professional services.  Items included jackets, jumpers, ponchos, hats, gloves and blankets, all in bright […]

Members’ amazing response to local neo natal unit

Members made an amazing response to an unexpected request from a local hospital, as the pictures show.  Donated items included 15 coats, 22 hats, 16 blankets, 3 octopus (twiddling for tiny fingers) and 2 comfort blankets. Member, Jenny, was able to pass on the items and reported, “I can’t believe how much stuff we’ve got, […]

Blanket for Growbaby

Crafting for Charities – January 2021

Members are busily using the long, winter evenings and ‘stay at home’ time to craft further items for the Growbaby project in Northampton, planning another delivery at the end of January.  Blankets for distribution to 2 to 6 year olds seem to be the favourite item this time.  The colourful one has been made by Viv […]

Colourful, warm items for 2 to 6 year olds

Early in December I was very pleased to be able to deliver 3 huge bags of donated, crafted items to the Growbaby project in Northampton.  Members of the Crafting for Charities group have been busy since September knitting or crocheting items for children aged 2 to 6 years, including jackets, jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves and […]

Autumn days knitting to help families in need

Last month we heard about a local charity, Growbaby, in Northampton which is seeking knitted jumpers and jackets, plus hats, scarves and blankets for children aged 2 to 6 years.  This coincided with a yarn offer at a local supermarket where group members stocked up.  Since then they have been busy making full use of […]

Pirate Scene by Toni Parsons

“This crocheted theme was made by me in lockdown.   I would now like to raise enough money from selling it as possible to go to 2 charities in the town,” says member Toni Parsons.  If you are interested in purchasing it please email: DISCLAIMER:  IF SOMEONE IS BUYING THIS FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT PLEASE […]

Crafting for Charities – October 2020

These 4 baby blankets, knitted in a 10-stitch zig-zag pattern, have been made mainly from donated, unwanted yarn.  They will be sent to the Kasupe project in Malawi once travel returns to a more normal pattern.  Lots of lockdown knitting and watching iPlayer and Netflix!  Several of us continue to meet up for a cuppa […]