We work with lots of local, national and international charities.
These teddies are given to distressed children during traumatic incidents. We made some of these buddies for Gosport police service.
Many Tears Animal Rescue
A bit of a different one for Hookers and Clickers! We are making wrist warmers for staff to wear at the Many Tears Carmarthenshire rescue centre, and to be sold to raise money and support the great work they do with dogs.
Diff-Ability promote positivity about disability, Learning disability and Autism through creating inclusive community events, training and conferences. We are supporting them by making blankets to be included in their Welcome to the World packs for new parents who have given birth to a baby with Down’s Syndrome.
The Victim Care Service
The Victim Care Service, Provided by Victim Support Hampshire and Isle of Wight is a charity supporting children from the age of 4 who have experienced crime. We are making them some ‘worry worms’ that will be used alongside their support during Children’s Mental Health Week and beyond.
Airedale NHS Trust
For Airedale End of Life care, we are making teddies to be given to children who are grieving the loss of family members. We are working in partnership with Top Stitch who will be sending these teddies.
Huddersfield and Calderdale Hospitals
We are making pairs of hearts for Huddersfield and Leeds Hospital. We are making 1200 pairs which will be given to grieving families.
Leeds and Hartlepool Baby Banks
Baby Banks support families with a wide range of essential baby items to ensure that no child goes without. For Leeds Baby Bank we are currently making large toddler bed-sized blankets for them to distribute to families in need. We have also raised £550 on our Christmas stall. For Hartlepool Baby Bank we are making baby and toddler clothes to keep children warm and cosy.
National Police Aid Convoys
The National Police Aid Convoys started in 1993 when a group of police officers used their influence, networks and negotiating skills to find and deliver huge amounts of humanitarian aid to places that other NGOs couldn’t reach. We are currently working with NPAC to provide bed-sized blankets, baby blankets and jumpers for children and teenagers. NPAC distribute aid containers to supply hospitals, clinics and schools, as well as supporting smaller charities with transport and logistics. They also respond to emergencies, such as natural disasters and refugee crises. The work we are doing with NPAC will be on-going.
Alongside NPAC we also support Smalls for All®, a Scotland-based charity which collects underwear to give to adults and children in need in Africa and the UK.
St James’ and LGI
The delivery suites at St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary have asked us to make them a constant supply of baby hats, and how could we refuse! The work we are doing with both hospitals will be on-going.
We are currently making lots and lots of rainbow star blankets for Breastfeeding Together! As a registered charity, Breastfeeding Together provide peer support for families from pregnancy through to early years and beyond. They share information, knowledge and skills, develop training courses for professionals and much more.
We are making cotton market bags, which we sew or crochet, and send to various food banks around the country.