It may seem early in the year to mention the C word but with just 15 Fridays left until Christmas; we really need to get our festive skates on and start discussing this year’s Christmas knitting appeal!

After last year’s appeal raised an amazing £1,200 for Blythe House care and services, we are feeling confident that we’ll be able to beat that total in 2019.

You can pick up copies of our popular knitting patterns in the main hospice reception, as well as our four shops across the High Peak in Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, New Mills and Whaley Bridge.

To make life a little easier though, and if you have access to a printer, please download the patterns here.

If you, or someone you know, cannot knit but would like to get involved, you can do so by donating Christmas chocolates including chocolate oranges and Ferrero Rocher – we can never have enough!

The little knitted luxuries – which make amazing stocking fillers or Christmas Day table treats – are sold during the festive period to raise vital funds for the hospice to continue to provide free care and services to local patients, their families and carers.

Finally, don’t forget to visit Facebook for knitting tips, tricks and ideas by finding the Blythe House Hospice Nifty Knitters group.