Knitting Smiles Across East Lancs is a community project initially founded in 2016 that has now grown to reach regions across all of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Together we support new mums and vulnerable members of the community by providing “baby boxes” packed full of essential items and treats. Each box contains at least one unique, handmade with love, item of baby clothing or a blanket. All items are sourced from within our communities, for our communities.
Across East Lancs
We are a tiny team of 2 mums/NHS workers/novice crocheters who first put needle to yarn in April 2016 to learn a new skill and support some local families. To date, we have given out over 150 boxes into women’s refuges, hostels and homeless projects. We have links with health visiting services and nurses who support ladies and children with no access to public funds, who have fled war are seeking refuge in our communities.