Current Projects

We work with lots of local, national and international charities.

Find out more below about the different charities, groups and organisation we are currently supporting, and have a peek at the fabulous handmade items being created by our wonderful group of crafters.

St James’ Critical Care Unit

We are making large blankets for St James’ critical care unit to be used by patients while they are being cared for. These blankets are then gifted to families who have lost their loved one.

Bobby Buddies

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

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.

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust

We are making angel pockets for Calderdale & Huddersfield hospitals. These knitted and crocheted pockets are used to wrap babies who have been lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and medical termination. We are working in partnership with Top Stitch who have donated yarn for this project.

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.

Breastfeeding Together

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.

Food Banks

We are making cotton market bags, which we sew or crochet, and send to various food banks around the country.

Get in Touch

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