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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  - 
30-November-2019 00:00

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From one sister to another.
Donation by Philomena Corrigan
on 17-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Glad to help even in a small way with this great work.
Donation by Megan Drennan
on 16-01-2019
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Thank you for organizing this! I think it is a wonderful opportunity to bring some color and joy and creativity into the lives of those whose lives may not feature such things. A spot of hope and joy!
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Knitting soothes the mind. Best wishes to fellow knitters, especially the beginers.
Donation by Philomena Corrigan
on 20-12-2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Friends of Wool on the Exe, Exeter
on 15-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Happy to support this Good Cause!
Donation by Faversham U3A Knitting for Charity Group
on 06-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,710.00
Offline Donations: £1,400.00
Total Raised: £4,110.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,342.50

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