Whether it is a favourite pattern or something new, Newlife is asking for help in supporting thousands of children across the UK who rely on the charity to get the essential specialist equipment they need. Knitted and crocheted items will be sold at craft sales to boost funds. Every knitter will be supplied with special tags that show their first name and town or county, so those purchasing will know whose care and talent has gone into creating the items.

Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, is now calling on knitters across the UK to pick up their needles and create a range of items from homewares to clothing, accessories to toys. Sheila said:

“As a (not very good) knitter myself, I know the knitting community is made up of thousands of caring individuals and groups and I am calling on you all to take Newlife and the work we do to your hearts – and your hands. Please, create something special to help a special child.”The ‘Knit For Newlife fund’ will buy essential items of equipment for specific children and the charity will report back to knitters with details of who has been helped and how.

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