The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters

At the start of lockdown the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters began a project of knitted squares for charity.

To date over 130 blankets have been created by volunteers from across the UK. Over 400 people are knitting to help others with many enjoying having a positive focus during such uncertain times.  An auction of blankets is being held from 9 - 22 November and information can be found via www.frameworkknitters.co.uk. and also by clicking here. Over 10,000 knitted squares have been donated and they are well on our way to the next 10,000. 

As well as supporting five charities through donating hand-knitted blankets, the project has provided a positive focus for volunteers during these difficult months.

With darker evenings approaching, the project will continue and hopefully give the volunteers something positive to do. Many comments have been received supporting the initiative and one volunteer said "I've really enjoyed knitting them and having a purpose, project and worthy charities to support during shielding and lockdown. A wonderful distraction and very therapeutic too".

People come to Glass Door when they are at an absolute crisis point, with nowhere else to turn.

Glass Door welcomes everyone as their guest, giving them some stability before helping them make the necessary steps to move off the streets for good.

Glass Door operate in West and South West London. They offer life-saving emergency shelter to people in need during the coldest months of the year, and life-changing support to help people find jobs, permanent accommodation and routes out of homelessness.

Glass Door's services will be busier than ever this winter, as more and more people feel the impact of the ongoing pandemic. As a result of making their shelter services COVID-compliant, their costs have skyrocketed.

Please donate anything you can so together we can help some of London's most vulnerable people.

Just £30 could provide someone who would otherwise be on the street with an individual room and three meals for the day.

The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters