Knit and Natter

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This project provides a platform for ladies in the community, to come together to chat to each other over a cup of tea/coffee and light refreshment.

Through this project the ladies are able:

  • to make new friends

  • to do different activities which help them improve their health and wellbeing

  • to meet the needs of other people in their communities.

  • To share ideas, information and to advise each other

  • To Help with integration which leads to stronger community

  • To learn and develop skills and talents

  • To make things for themselves or for their families

  • To improve their confidence and

  • To help their local charities

Our knit and Natter projects are currently based in Kearsley and Halliwell wards.

Activities at Knit and Natter Kearsley

  • Knitting and crocheting

  • Card making

  • Board games

  • Chair based exercises

Knit and Natter project at Kearsley ward is based at

Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Bolton, BL4 8QL and run every Thursday from 12pm-3pm

Activities in Knit and Natter Halliwell

  • Knitting and crocheting

  • Sewing

  • Picture drawing

The Knit and Natter Project at Halliwell ward is based at

Halliwell Ucan Centre, Hatfield Road, Bolton, BL1 3BU and run every Friday from 12pm-2.30pm

 

Knit and Natter School Project

The purpose of Knit and Natter School project is to support children to learn about getting involved in the development of their community and helping people who are in need, using their skills and talents, and learning from adults how to improve their wellbeing and the wider community.

This project was the initiative of the ladies from Kearsley Knit and Natter Precious Gems’ project. Those ladies had knitting skills, but before joining Knit and Natter project, they were not using that skill very much. After joining Knit and Natter they saw how their knitting skill benefited them and their community, they didn’t want that skill to be lost; They wanted to make sure that it was passed on to future generations. With support of Precious Gems, they started the Knit and Natter School project in a nearby school (Saint Stephen school) so that they can teach kids how to knit items for themselves and their loved ones but also for people who are in need. Children at Saint Stephen School enjoy learning how to knit. They made some little squares and joined them together and made court blankets and donated them to Bolton Hospital’s intensive baby care unit. They are very proud of using their knitting skills to help others who are in need.

Children at Knit and Natter school project, have a chance to speak to professionals about their careers and what those careers entail. This motivates them to have a focus for the future and to have a clear idea of what career to follow in future.

The activities in this project are :

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • and mentorship

This project is currently based at Saint Stephens Kearsley Moor School, Bent Spur Road, Kearsley, Bolton BL4 8PB every Wednesday from 3pm – 4pm (term time only).

The items made by members of Knit and Natter Project in both wards are given to people who are in need in the Bolton community. The ladies have been able to make items that were given to:

  • Homeless people at Saint Luke church

  • Homeless and needy people at Salvation Army,

  • Children in special care baby unit at Royal Bolton Hospital,

  • Women who are facing abuse in their relationship at Fort Alice,

  • Elderly people at Darley Court

  • Refugees and asylum seekers at Destitution project Victoria hall

  • And people in the community living with dementia