Make a Beeline is a Knit and Knatter community project run throughout 2019 by a pair 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.

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£13,000 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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Nina Beaver we have some mini bees to go with your poppies if you want to drop by. 🐝🐝😍
Our first show visitor this morning! πŸͺ³Come and join him on Stand F25 in Hall 19 πŸ₯°
Isabelle and Eleanor have made the most gorgeous bees.. meet Bizzy and Timmy. 
Mayzee, Evie and Arlo and their beautiful bees!!! Thank you for joining us on Stand F25 🐝🐝🐝😍
Who can resist a limited edition Bee-ky Blinders Shelbee?? We only have six of them to sell Stand F25 at The Creative Craft Show’s Simply Christmas at the NEC. Don’t miss out!! 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
Kim and Birgitt with their beautiful bees! Why not come to Stand F25 in Hall 19 and join them and make your very own Bee buddy. 🐝
All set up and ready for action! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ˜€Who’s coming to see us at The Creative Craft Show tomorrow? 😍
A special Poppy for a very special beekeeper. #peacepoppy #beekeepersofinstagram
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