Welcome to Loving Hands charity knitting, sewing and crochet group.
Loving Hands Charity Knitting Group was formed by Lou Jaap after a very succesful 24 hour Charity Knit-a-thon which took place in the Volunteer Centre in Kirkcaldy, Fife to celebrate National Volunteers Week.
The event went so well it was decided to start up a group to continue the great work started during the Knit-a-thon. We now have a website and forum.
We have members from all over the UK who knit and crochet for our various charities. As well as the main charities, listed in About Us, we make blankets for the local animal shelters and prem baby clothes for the local hospitals. New members are always welcome as are donations of yarn, needles, patterns, toy stuffing etc.
Every three months challenges are set to inspire and motivate members but there is also a very long ongoing Wish List of items needed all of the time. Members knit, crochet and sew items and then either take them along to a local group (Lou's dream is to eventually cover the whole country with enough local groups so that no matter where someone lives they will be in reach of one!) or send them direct to the charities using the contacts listed or in to her at Loving Hands HQ.
The Forum is an amazing place to visit too; so full of love and inspiration for all who read it - click here to register. Many members start their day by switching on their computers to see who is on the forum before they even put the kettle on! Through belonging to this amazing collective of loving, talented people many have found a reason to get up in the morning, a distraction from pain/long-term illness/family problems, something to smile about and look forward to. Dozens of new friendships have been formed and projects have benefitted from the awesome power that is Loving Hands.
New members are always welcome; as are enquiries from hospitals, animal shelters, homes for the elderly, morticians, charities etc who might need our help.
We hope you will enjoy reading through our website and look forward to welcoming you as a member of our wonderful community!
24/05/15: Website Launched
22/05/15: Website Transferred
22/05/15: News Archive Added
22/05/15: Groups Updated
21/05/15: New Website Created
20/05/15: New Contact form
19/05/15: New website design
Spring 2015 Challenge - click here