Give a Knit Launches To Help People Spread Joy With A Toy And Keep A Healthy Mind

New Knitting And Crochet Scheme To Benefit Disadvantaged Children and Self-Isolating Creatives

It’s safe to say we all have a lot more free time on our hands at the moment. So it’s good timing that Give a Knit, a new knitting and crochet charity scheme, launches today (19 March 2020)

Give a Knit, founded by creatives Chloe Bishop and Tasmin Lobley, at digital agency Waste, aims to benefit the mental health of people around the globe by teaching them to knit or crochet a teddy bear. Once the bear is finished, it will be donated to HIHFAD, a UK registered charity supporting displaced children in Syria.

Creative types looking for something to stimulate their mind and pass the time can order a Bertie Bear kit from Give a Knit’s online shop, which contains recycled yarn and all the materials needed to create a soft toy. All profits from the shop go to HIHFAD, along with any finished teddy bears Give a Knit receive back in the post.  Return labels are free of charge.

Tasmin Lobley, art director at Waste and founder of Give a Knit, said: ‘Our aim has always been to help people unwind through knitting and crochet, and turn the output into a force for good.

Now more so than ever we need to keep our minds happy and healthy, and during this particularly stressful time of self-isolation and social distancing, this is a great way to maintain positive mental health and do good.”

You can purchase a Bertie Bear Kit from for £15, or download a pattern for £4.

Give a Knit can be found on Instagram at @wearegiveaknit

Source: Give a Knit

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