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

Emily's Star, Milton Keynes Knitting for premature and angel babies
Milton Keynes Hospital Twiddle Muffs

Cambridge University Hospitals Knit twiddle muffs for patients with dementia

Boxes of Hope Scarves, gloves, mittens, puppets, socks for the annual Christmas appeal for children in Romania.
Tiger Lily Trust Knit angel wraps, blankets etc. to bring comfort to bereaved parents. Scroll down the page for an address for donated items.


Our Angel Bears Knit or crochet tiny hearts to comfort parents who have lost a baby

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

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

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)

Hope and Aid Direct See listing in Essex region

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
Cuddles UK Knit or crochet clothes and blankets for stillborn babies

Lancashire & North West
International Aid Trust Donations of knitted clothes and blankets can be left at any of their shops in the area.
United by Wool Based in Oldham, this charity welcomes knitting for all ages from newborn to adult to help those in poverty everywhere
Blue Light Babies, Southport Bonding squares, blankets, prem baby hats and clothes


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

Siblings Together Knitted blankets, ponchos & toys to give to children, separated by the care system and reunited by this charity
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 Blankets, hats, baby clothes, mittens, jumpers etc. for distribution to the needy in the UK and abroad

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

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

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

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

Samara's Aid Appeal Blankets and clothes for babies, children and adults for those in need in the Middle East
Upon Butterfly Wings Knit crochet or sew items for Angel babies - recommended patterns available via links on their website

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. No more at the moment please whilst they reduce the mountain of knitting. Keep checking

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
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
The Ideas Partnership, Cornwall To listen to an inspiring talk by the founder of this charity, click on the charity name.
The Ideas Partnership, Cornwall Knit blankets and clothes for babies in Kosovo. Contact for the address for donations.
Reminiscence Learning, Wellington Knit Archie the Scarecrow who is used to help patients and also to educate school children about dementia
Action for M.E. Knit baby cardigans, blankets and toys to help raise funds for this charity based in Keynsham. Items can be send to the charity.
The Donkey Sanctuary Knit, crochet or sew donkeys to raise funds for this charity
WESC Foundation Good quality hand knits needed to raise funds for this charity helping visually impaired youngsters

West Midlands
Carriers of Hope Knit baby clothes for newly arrived refugees in the Coventry area
Hand in Hand for Syria Based in London but the charity has a warehouse in Birmingham for collecting knitted clothing, blankets etc.
Baby Lifeline Knitted breasts needed for midwives' kit bags. Download the pattern from the website.

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