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The Make a Beeline website was set up by Grans on the Make, a duo based in Deal in Kent who have been fundraising for charity for the past six years.
Thanks to some incredible support from the events company ICHF Events, since 2017, they have been able to harness a loyal following of crafty critters*, individuals and community groups, raising over £25k for several national charities through their popular Knit and Knatter stands at ICHF’s Creative Craft shows throughout England and Scotland. You can read more about the pair and the original 2019 Make a Beeline project here.
After a two year gap 2022 saw the duo return to the Creative Craft Shows with a focus on bees and they are currently busy preparing for the NEC in March 2023. Between times, in 2021, the crafty pair were asked by the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers to design and build a woolly flower and bee themed float to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London to celebrate their 650 year anniversary.
*critters – crocheters and knitters!