These guys are absolutely amazing! not only do they produce literally hundreds of items for charity they are completely immersed in the Kirkstall Valley community and are supportive of all that is going on. whether that is knitting/crocheting lap blankets for Christmas presents for ‘golden oldies’, making scarves for homeless people or hats for premature babies. They even yarn bombed the local highstreets and a lock on the Leeds Liverpool canal. They have raised several thousand pounds for the Ukraine crisis I the blink of an eye.
The biggest impact of the Hookers and Clickers is that they are a supportive group which brings people together with a shared purpose reducing loneliness and isolation.
At Hartlepool Baby Bank we were delighted to be approached by Hookers and Clickers, as we are always in need of high quality knitted items.
We were overwhelmed with their generosity supplying us hats, scarves, jumpers and cardigans, booties and cardigans. No ask was too great.
We certainly didn’t expect to receive items such as baby wash, wipes and sanitary items too)
Over time our relationship developed and our urgent need for premature baby items was met so fast we were in shock!
When we required items to decorate our new ‘Safe Space’ the team were able to help with those too!
We have loved every second of working with the ladies and are truly grateful for their help and support. Without them we would have struggled to keep up with demand and knowing that we can always rely on them has reduced our stress immensely!
We were overwhelmed with the kindness of the ‘Hookers and Clickers’ group who responded to our request for knitted hats & blankets in traffic light colours to support our ATAIN safety project. Babies are risk assessed at birth and allocated a colour – for example, babies in red hats are most at risk of being admitted to the neonatal unit. Wearing their colour helps staff to quickly identify those babies who we need to keep a close eye on. When our wards are very busy, this makes a really big difference. We are extremely grateful for your support at this very busy time. Thank you to all the hookers & clickers!