Knit the Family
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Join The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund project to 'knit the family' back together.
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund (RN & RMCF), the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work for the Naval Services, has a fantastic new project and is looking for knitters to volunteer their time to get involved.
'Knit the Family' is a new initiative for 2013, focusing on the importance of 'knitting' families back together when parents return from active military service. Central to this project is a support handbook with advice and guidance for families in helping overcome the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other similar traumas.
With each book the RN & RMCF want to send out knitted dolls depicting a parent and child holding hands to symbolise this 'knitting' together of families - and this is where you come in. They need volunteers to knit the dolls!
Royal Marine and little girl dolls
There are three doll pattern templates available to knit; a little girl, a Royal Marine and a Royal Navy doll, created exclusively by Fiona Goble, author of Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, which are all available to download for FREE at www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk.
Feel free to change skin, hair colour, sex etc to represent everyone but please keep to the Royal Marine and Royal Navy uniforms!
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund have even teamed up with Laughing Hens to get you a 10% discount on any yarn and materials used for the dolls (quote RNRMCF at www.laughinghens.com).
You're in the Navy now, son!
If you want to help knit a parent and child, then download the patterns, knit up your parent and/or child and send your dolls in to:
4 Leathermarket Street
For the free doll patterns and more information please visit The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund website www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk.