Make a Beeline is the latest Knit and Knatter community project run by a trio known as the Grans on the Make, who in association with ICHF Events, have for the past three years been raising money for charity through their obsession with knitting and crochet.

The Grans hail from sunny Deal in Kent and have been travelling far and wide in their quest for your cash. 2016 and 2017 saw them driving an old £200 banger fondly dubbed Bessie, to Rome and then Monte Carlo in a charity car challenge where they raised £13,500 for their local charity Martha Trust.

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In 2018 they raised £5,500 for the Royal British Legion and the Pankhurst Centre at craft shows up and down the country run by ICHF Events, by making two giant 4 metre panels commemorating the end of WW1 and women getting the vote. This was achieved with the help of hundreds of show visitors and craft groups all over the UK and as far away as Australia!

Make a Beeline will raise awareness of the importance of protecting our pollinators (not just bumblebees) through workshops and knit and knatter sessions and by encouraging participants to create swarms of knitted and crocheted bees and most importantly, sow wildflowers in their local areas.

Expanding on the 2017 Pollen Counts project run by Park View 4 U, an award winning park in Lytham St Annes, participants will feature on a map made of crocheted hexagons to show the most bee friendly areas.

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