Knitting for Charity
The following is a list of UK based charities accepting hand knitted items arranged by region.

Please contact them directly if you wish to knit for charity and do not live in Shropshire.

Please do not send unsolicited knitting to any charity without contacting them first or checking on their website that they need what you would like to knit.

We hope to be able to keep this list up to date so, if you know of any charities we have missed or find that any of the charities listed are no longer accepting knitting, then please do let us know.

Remember that requirements change and some of these charities prefer items made only from their own patterns so do check with your chosen charity before you begin knitting.

Please also note that the baby-sized T-jumpers and 'fish-and-chip' jumpers are no longer required by any of these charities.


Charities accepting knitting by region



Buckinghamshire
Baby Beanies, Olney Hats for babies in neonatal units made to patterns provided on the website
Emily's Star, Milton Keynes Knitting for premature and angel babies
Milton Keynes Hospital Twiddle Muffs

Cambridgeshire
Cuddles, Peterborough Knitted blankets, gowns and wraps for stillborn babies
Wood Green Animal Charity, Godmanchester Patterns for cute animal jumpers in four sizes

Cumbria
Boxes of Hope Scarves, gloves, mittens, puppets, socks for the annual Christmas appeal for children in Romania.
Cumbria Community Foundation Warm clothing needed for their annual Winter Warmers Campaign, raising funds to help the elderly of the region.
Tiger Lily Trust Knit angel wraps, blankets etc. to bring comfort to bereaved parents. Scroll down the page for an address for donated items.

Derbyshire
Aquabox Limited requirement for toys and clothes for very young children. Contact them prior to sending.

East Anglia
Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Knitting for prem babies. Contact Louise.Cook@nnuh.nhs.uk
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Twiddle Muffs (aka Sensory Bands) for patients suffering from dementia

Eire
Feileacain Knit tiny blankets and angel wraps for Memory Boxes to comfort bereaved parents

Essex
Christian Hope Clothes for babies and children
Hope and Aid Direct Blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, jumpers (not T-jumpers or fish-and-chip jumpers please)

Hampshire
Hampshire NHS Trust Twiddle Muffs for patients suffering from dementia
Hope and Aid Direct See listing in Essex region

Kent
Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies Knitting for angel babies. Contact the charity to register as a volunteer knitter.
Operation Sunshine This Christian charity based near Folkestone requires knitted clothes and knitted/crocheted blankets for projects in Africa

Lancashire & North West
 
International Aid Trust Donations of knitted clothes and blankets can be left at any of their shops in the area.
Blue Light Babies, Southport Bonding squares, blankets, prem baby hats and clothes

Leicestershire
The Phoenix Children's Foundation, Ibstock Knit ponies for the visiting children

Lincolnshire
SANDS - Stillbirth & neonatal death charity Knit or crochet blankets made to their downloadable pattern for memory boxes

London
Siblings Together Knitted blankets, ponchos & toys to give to children, separated by the care system and reunited by this charity
Algerian Action Blanket squares, knitted clothes, sewn clothes - all are welcome
Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes Blankets and cat toys - see free patterns on the website
First Touch Knit ventilator bonnets, cot blankets (NO holes please) and tiny toys for the neonatal unit at St. George's Hospital
Knit for Peace Blanket squares, hats, baby clothes, mittens, jumpers etc. for distribution to the needy in the UK and abroad
The Mission to Seafarers Hats, balaclavas, scarves, gloves for sailors

North Wales
Woollies for the World Angel & prem baby items, blankets, hats, jumpers, twiddle muffs etc. for the needy at home and abroad

Nottinghamshire
National Police Aid Convoys Delivering aid wherever it is needed. Contact the charity for details of collection/delivery points
Operation Orphan Knit hats, scarves, gloves for children aged over 3 yrs, up to teen/young adult. Also blankets 6 x 4 ft

Scotland
Bonnie Babies Clothes for premature babies and burial items for 'angel' babies
Freedom from Fistula Foundation Knitted squares and baby cardigans only
Loving Hands Knitting of all kinds - too much to list. Click on the charity name for more information
The Raven Trust Knitted baby clothes and blankets for the people of Malawi

Surrey
Project Peru Clothes for children living in a refuge in Zapallal and for the wider community in Lima and beyond
East Surrey Hospital Comfort blankets and mitts (twiddle muffs) for elderly patients and those suffering from dementia

Sussex
Samara's Aid Appeal Blankets and clothes for babies, children and adults for those in need in the Middle East

Tyneside
Needles and Hooks, Angels and Preemies Blankets and baby clothes as well as twiddle muffs and much more besides
Tiny Lives Hats and cardigans for premature babies

UK
Apostleship of the Sea Knitted hats, scarves, socks and jumpers. Donations can be delivered direct to your local chaplain
Project Linus Providing quilts for children in hospital around the UK. Many reps accept knitted blankets for refuges, etc.
The Little Yellow Duck Project A fun project with a serious purpose, raising awareness of the need for organ donation
Cats Protection Contact your local centre to find out if they need knitted blankets for their guests
Knitted Knockers Knit or crochet prosthetic breasts for women who have had a mastectomy. Register to become a volunteer knitter
The Mission to Seafarers Based in London (see London listing) but with a freepost address for donations
National Animal Welfare Trust Blankets always wanted. Centres in Berks, Cornwall, Essex, Herts and Somerset
Teddies for Tragedies Email them for details of your nearest coordinator
Lisa's Stars Tiny blankets and wraps for angel babies. See their Facebook page for more information
Operation Christmas Child Hats, gloves, scarves, puppets etc. needed for shoeboxes during the annual Christmas appeal.
Alzheimer's Society Contact your local office to find out if they have a need for twiddle muffs. See pattern on our website or search online.
Dogs Trust Contact your local centre to find out if they need knitted blankets for their guests
Help Refugees Government website with links to regional agencies helping refugees in the UK. Some accept knitted items. Follow the links.

West Country
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton New knitted blankets, hats, socks, mittens, hooded robes for babies and small soft toys suitable for very young infants
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Twiddle Muffs for patients suffering from dementia
Reminiscence Learning, Wellington Knit Archie the Scarecrow who is used to help patients and also to educate school children about dementia
The Donkey Sanctuary Knit, crochet or sew donkeys to raise funds for this charity

West Midlands
Hand in Hand for Syria Based in London but the charity has a warehouse in Birmingham for collecting knitted clothing, blankets etc.
Birmingham Homeless Outreach Blankets and warm clothes (hats, scarves, gloves) for the homeless living on the streets of Birmingham

Yorkshire
Christian African Relief Trust Blankets and warm clothes for children - click on the link to see the list of items needed
Knit for Nowt, Hull Knit or crochet hand puppets and worry monsters for traumatised children. Patterns available on the website
Tiny Treasures, Beverley Blankets, clothes, teddies and angel gowns