Over 30 World Jewish Relief (WJR) supporters attended a PomKnits Knitathon on June 14 at the WJR warehouse in Neasden. Established in 2008, PomKnits is a WJR women’s initiative set up to help vulnerable communities who suffer from severe cold in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by knitting squares then sewing them together into blankets.
Since 2008, PomKnits has grown vastly and now boasts 600 knitters across the UK. 2,683 blankets have been knitted and incredibly 107,320 individual squares.
Lin Morris, Chair of the PomKnits committee commented;
“We are thrilled to have so many dedicated supporters, who volunteer their time, to knit squares and sew blankets together for those living in desperate need. The 2012 Knitathon was a great event, such a warm and happy atmosphere with a real buzz. We’d like to thank everyone who took part and who made it the success it was.”
PomKnits is open to everyone regardless of knitting level. To get involved or find out more, please contact Emma Segal, Head of Community Partnerships at WJR on 020 8736 1253, visit the PomKnits page here or email email@example.com.