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The Big Knitathon 2013

22nd October 2013

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The Big Knitathon 2013

The Big Issue’s Big Knitathon takes place on the 16th November this year, aiming to raise awareness and funds for the foundations work with the homeless.

Back for its second year, the Big Knitathon is looking to build on the 1, 400 knitters who got involved last year to raise funds for the Big Issue Foundation.

The Knitathon is about knitters coming together with friends, family and in their knitting groups to raise as much sponsorship as possible. They want your group to knit as many 6 inch squares as possible, to be sewn together to challenge the record for the world’s biggest hand-knitted blanket, which will then be used on one of the Big Issue’s sleep out events.

If you would like to hold your own event, all you need to get started is an event pack, which includes posters, sponsorship forms and information on how to make your event a success. You can register to hold an event and download a pack at www.bigissue.org.uk/BigKnitathon

The event is proudly sponsored by Create and Craft who are also selling products to help you stage your Big Knitathon event.  As part of your amazing fundraising effort for the Big Knitathon, Create and Craft will be giving away membership to their Craft Club for the top fundraising group. As a Create and Craft Club Member, you will join a large community of crafters who enjoy 10% off purchases as well as access to crafting articles and exclusive video demonstrations.

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