When we started our business last September, our main drive (aside from playing with yarn on a regular basis) was to raise money for charities that are close to our hearts. As there were several we wanted to donate to, we decided to rotate them every 4 months, with Rainbow Trust being the first one.
I'm delighted to say that we've donated a total of £1086 to Rainbow Trust, so thank you so much to all of you who've supported our business and helped donate to this wonderful charity.
We had intended to switch to Celia Hammond Animal Trust next (our 4 rescue cats were adopted from them), but have decided to move one of our other chosen charities forward in our cycle which is Mind, the Mental Health Charity.
They provide information, advice and support to people with mental health problems and lobby government and local authorities on their behalf. They also work to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health.
We took this decision due to recent issues with a local Yarn festival to us (J13) that has sadly shown that mental health issues are still not being understood and respected by all in our community. Both Michelle and I hope that will change in the future and look forward to working with you all in achieving that goal.