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 £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.
Make a Beeline raised an astonishing £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.