Make a Beeline is a Knit and Knatter community project run throughout 2019 by a trio known as the Grans on the Make, who in association with ICHF Events, have for the past five 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 Β£200 banger fondly dubbed Bessie, to Rome and then Monte Carlo in a charity car challenge where they raised Β£13,500 for their local charity Martha Trust.

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In 2018 they raised Β£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 raised an astonishing Β£13000 for Park View 4 U increasing 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, the project helped Park View 4U secure a DEFRA Bees Needs award which the Grans were delighted to accept on their behalf.

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18 hours ago

Aren't these ladies fab? Rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit..... πŸ˜‰

22 hours ago

🐝🐝🐝 Calling all our lovely supporters. We are in need of some more 🐝🐝🐝🐝 for our fundraising this year. Please help by sharing this to your groups and friends πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€

1 day ago

🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Bee prepared!! Who’s coming to see us at the Creative Craft Shows at the NEC? 17th -20th March? 🐝🐝🐝

3 weeks ago

Never imagined when we made this poppy would one day be making it again as a jigsaw. A lovely memento of two wonderful craft projects Avril and I have been involved with over the past few years.

Merry ChristmasπŸŽ„to all of you and we hope to see you again in March when we return to The Craft ... See more

1 month ago

From novices to artisans, refugees, marginalised and impoverished women in 28 countries have tbeen encouraged since 2009 to tell their stories embroidering pieces of this extraordinary dress. ❀️β™₯️❀️β™₯️❀️