Find your nearest group to take part in #TheGreatBTHKnit

If you would like to join in #TheGreatBTHKnit to donate some knitted or crocheted poppies for next year’s WW1 Centenary art installation, we are urging knitting groups to get in touch.

We are compiling a list of locations for participants to join to knit poppies and make new friends.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust needs to make at least 30,000 poppies for an exciting project.

To mark the centenary of WW1, Blackpool Victoria Hospital has planned an impressive temporary memorial to be erected next November in the main entrance.

The installation will be interactive and used in a variety of ways to remember those killed or injured in conflict.

The poppies can be then be sponsored and a message left at the time of donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/blackpool-teaching-hospitals. Messages will then be used in a lasting memorial. Money raised will go to the Royal British Legion

Please get in touch if you would like your group to be added to the list too: Alma.Stewart@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk

Here’s our list of groups so far –

Mrs Johnson’s Emporium, 29-31 Bond Street, Blackpool, FY4 1BQ. Tel: 01253 404550. Meetings:

  •  Tuesday afternoon: 1 .00 pm to 3.00 pm,  £1 contribution to refreshments.
  •  Wednesday evening: 6.30 to 8.30 pm,  £2 contribution to refreshments

Seriously Hooked Up, Eco Pod, Park View, Park View Road, Lytham, FY8 4JE.  Meeting:

  • Thursday December 14, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. £3 including tea and coffee.

Wool n Words, Palatine Library, St Anne’s Rd, Blackpool FY4 2AP. Meeting:

  • Every Tuesday afternoon between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. (Not 12th Dec). 50p which goes towards buying wool for any charity knitting.

Central Library knitting group, The Reading Lounge, Central Library, Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PX. Meeting:

  • The first Monday of every month, 3.00pm,-4.30pm.

You can drop your poppies off at any of these groups too. They will then get in touch for them to be collected and brought to the hospital. You can also drop poppies off with:

Annette Moore, 27 Carson Road, Blackpool FY4 4HX. Tel 01253 763808

We also have an instruction video and easy patterns on this website.

Huge thanks to everyone who has got involved so far!

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