Can You Pick Up a Stitch for The Woking Big Knit?

from Saturday 4th April 2020
to Friday 10th April 2020

Woking Shopping Centre is on the lookout for avid knitters of Woking to join the cause by helping them with some prep! They are calling on all those that have a knack with knitting needles to knit some squares for customers to turn into little bunnies in their Easter workshops. The bunnies, once complete, will become ‘Buddy Bunnies’ and given out to shoppers during Mental Health Awareness Week in May, in partnership with a local mental health charity. Each Buddy Bunny will have a positive message attached to them, to brighten up someone’s day and share positive sentiments throughout the Woking community.

Those keen to get involved should simply cast on 30 stitches and knit until a square is created using a garter stitch and DK size wool, to form squares of approximately 15cm x 15cm each, then send in by the 27th March:

Woking Shopping Management Suite

Level 3, The Peacocks Shopping Centre

Woking

Surrey

GU21 6GH

Alternatively, squares can be dropped in the donation box located at the entrance to Peacocks at Woking Shopping between now and 27th March.

Woking Shopping has already recruited the help of a number of local care homes including Gracewell, Coxhill Manor, Kingsleigh, Woking Homes and Jackmans Lodge as well as Pins and Needles Knitting Group based at Byfleet Community Library.

Knitting is proven to have many health benefits – producing feelings of calm and happiness in those who participate in the practice, also lowering the heart rate and blood pressure. It also exercises physical and cognitive skills as well as providing an output that provides a sense of satisfaction.

Woking Shopping hopes that this initiative has wide-reaching benefits for all those who contribute to this fantastic community project.

More details of the event can be found at woking-shopping.co.uk.

Rowen de Grauw, Customer Experience Manager, Woking Shopping said:

“The Big Easter Knit is a fabulous initiative involving multiple facets of the community to create something for such a worthwhile cause. It’s already creating a great feeling of community spirit and camaraderie among those already involved, so it would be lovely for that to grow.”

For more information please contact:

Alice Hammond, 01707 275050. Alice@almarketing.com

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