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A project by: Hebe Kent



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This project received donations on Wed 06 Feb 2019
Knitting for Intensive Care Units and hats for the homeless - 12 hour knitting craziness

A short summary

Following a successful knit-a-thon last year we will be raising money to knit hats for premature babies in intensive care units, as well as for the homeless in Reading and the surrounding areas via the charity Launchpad. We will be holding our 12-hour knitathon from 8am to 8pm on the 6th February 2019.

our story

We are the University of Reading Domestic DIY Society (RUDDIYS) and we are looking forward to hosting the knitathon for its second year to give back to our community. 

Our talented crafters will be coming together along with anyone else with a passion for knitting for 12 hours to knit hats that we can donate to our chosen charities

The small hats for intensive care unit babies were some of the first knitted items made when the committee members were learning to knit and has been an ongoing project that we wished to spread awareness of. Hats of this size are required because babies born prematurely often have very limited clothing options as they are so tiny. The hats help to regulate the baby's temperature and keep them looking cosy.

Last year, the president of our committee slept rough for a night as part #sleepout2017 for the YMCA Burton. The experience inspired our connection with Launchpad and is something we would like to repeat this year to help keep the local homeless community warm this winter.

We hope you agree that these are worthy causes to donate to. By supporting us, you will be helping premature babies and the local homeless community keep warm.

Where will the money go?

The money we raise will fund wool, knitting needles and postage & packaging to donate as many hats as we can to support our charities.


We will have rewards as a thank you to our supporters, don't forget to check them out! 

Help us succeed!

Facebook - event page coming soon! Please follow us for updates!

Please share our project with everyone you know! 

Become a helper! We will be running a competition between our supporters with the helper who generates the most support receiving a prize at the end! Keep your eyes peeled for more info! 

All donations big and small will be gratefully appreciated.

Join us! Don't forget you can also support us by joining us in February for the knitathon! 

Above: Some of the hats donated by RUDDIYS as part of the 2017/18 Knit-a-thon!