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Knit for Peace UK is raising money to help abused women.

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Knit for Peace UK is an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust. It grew out of projects we developed in Rwanda and India, which brought together women of traditionally hostile communities (Hutu and Tutsi war widows in Rwanda and Muslim and Hindu women in the slums of Delhi) to knit clothes for street children and orphans. We paid the knitters and distributed the clothes through local NGOs.

Here in the UK, we match knitters with good causes. Many keen knitters need outlets, so our distribution service is a much needed resource. Knitting is good for the knitter and the output keeps people warm: it's win win.

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Help abused women

Help us raise £25,000 so we can continue to supply yarn, needles, and haberdashery to women so they can knit. This is specifically so we can continue to help those in the most wretched circumstances:

  • Women forced to flee war and civil unrest. They are stuck in makeshift camps, without hope or dignity, often haunted by recurring nightmares.
  • Trafficked women and those who have been raped, who find asylum, but are far from home.
  • Victims of domestic violence, who have had to leave it all behind, and seek shelter in women's refuges.
The sufferings of these women cannot be overestimated. Alone, poor, ashamed. Often blaming themselves.

Knitting helps their recovery, because it is calming, it makes them feel useful, as they knit for themselves, their children and others. Some even set up small businesses, selling their knitting.

Please support our work so we can continue to help these abused women.

Event date

19-November-2018 00:00  - 
29-June-2019 00:00

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I wish you all the very best for your future. God Bless
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Great initiative. Hope your each your target for such a worthy cause!
Donation by JennyD
on 14-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Keep up the good work!
Donation by Aileen McBride
on 18-04-2019
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Keep up the good work for these poor ladies.
Donation by Catherine Higgs
on 05-04-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck with the project. It sounds a great idea.
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-04-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-04-2019
£5.00 gift aid
This donation is a collection at Oakridge Church, Basingstoke. We have a knitting group which supports Knit for Peace and think it is a very worthy organisation.
Donation by Jacqueline Simpson
on 03-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Hoping knitting brings peace and companionship
Donation by Mhairi Gilchrist
on 25-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Sue Beard
on 24-03-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,270.00
Offline Donations: £5,147.00
Total Raised: £8,417.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,735.75

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