An online knitting retailer which sells yarn and patterns worldwide chose Samaritans as its charity of the month for January, raising a fantastic amount of more than £3200.
The Knitting Network raises money for a different charity important to its customers every month, making tens of thousands of small donations through checkout fundraising and then matching them as a company.
We were really proud to support Samaritans as our charity of the month for January. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans works tirelessly to help people who are struggling to cope and to help to prevent people from reaching crisis point. To raise money for the charity’s vital work, our customers rounded up their orders to the nearest £1 in their thousands, and we matched their donations to double the amount donated.
Amy Last, The Knitting Network
We’re so thankful to The Knitting Network. Its amazing support like this from partners and funders which means Samaritans volunteers can continue to be there for anyone struggling to cope, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Beth Simons, Community Fundraising Manager at Samaritans