By Ciéra Cree
During one of the many lockdowns I decided to start knitting again. After continuing for a while I realised that I am holding onto a project that wouldn’t be better on my own.
Scarf4Street is my hope and vision, and it’s simple. I want to knit scarves to donate to homeless shelters. These will then be given to those sleeping in the cold on the streets. Knitting is very relaxing and rewarding, plus it’s a great way to help others and gain volunteering hours to log through the SU.
How could you become involved? That’s also simple! Simply start knitting or making scarves in the best way that you know how. If you have never knitted before there are lots of useful tutorials online where you can pick it up. If arts and crafts aren’t your area of comfort you could buy a scarf, hat or pair of gloves to donate, or you can donate a good quality second-hand item. These items, as well as wool and knitting needles, are all available in Poundland and charity shops (once re-opened) for little cost. Just think warm when buying a second-hand product, as well as good quality.
My aim is to collect as many items as possible before the end of 2021 to spread warmth and love among the winter. After finishing an item if you could keep hold of it that would be great. I would potentially like to set up a donation box in the SU once COVID-19 restrictions permit, but for now participants are more than welcome to start getting involved and interacting on our Instagram page. Feel free to share your progress photos!
Together we can help to make these cold uncertain times that much warmer.