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The Knitting Network Supports Big Issue Vendors

The Big Issue Foundation is delighted to be supported by The Knitting Network this December.

The Knitting Network provide an expertly curated range of knitting and crochet supplies and promises the best yarn and patterns from all your favourite brands.

During December, you can round up your orders on the website to the nearest £1 at the checkout, with all money raised being donated to us. The Knitting Network will also be matching all donations, doubling the impact of your support.

Amy Last from The Knitting Network said, “Each month we support a new charity through checkout donations. Our amazing customers top up their orders to the nearest £ in their thousands, and at the end of the month we match the total to double the amount raised. Christmas should be filled with happiness, hope and love, but unfortunately for many it’s a time of desperate struggle. The Big Issue Foundation exists to help vendors rebuild their lives and navigate their path to a better future, and that’s a cause we’re really proud to be supporting.

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Donate to support vendors today

Your gift today will mean Big Issue vendors will get the support they need to progress forward in life. You will be supporting vendors in key areas including housing, finance, mental health and employment.

This winter, The Big Issue launched it’s #BigWish campaign. One of our vendors, Rodney, told us his Big Wish this year is for every vendor to have a place to call home.

“I was on the streets for 16 years but before that I’d done The Big Issue in Salisbury. I’m off the drink, I’m off the drugs and I’m off the gambling.

You can support Big Issue vendors like Rodney to access safe and secure accommodation this Christmas when you shop with The Knitting Network in December.

“I love The Big Issue and if I can do something for it in the future I will. My customers are awesome, that’s all I can say about them. They know about my past and what I’ve struggled with, and they know I’m getting help. They realise I’m a human being. I work four or five days a week on my pitch and I can sell 50 magazines in that time. I volunteer in a foodbank as well.

“About a year ago I had managed to save up £1,500 of Big Issue earnings and I used it for a deposit for my flat. I’ve been there ever since. I’m finally getting my life together now.”

You can support Big Issue vendors like Rodney to access safe and secure accommodation this Christmas when you shop with The Knitting Network in December. Simply tick the box at checkout to make a top-up donation. And don’t forget, The Knitting Network will also match your donation, doubling the impact of your support.

The Knitting Network is the UK’s favourite online yarn shop, with over 27,000 Excellent rated reviews on Trustpilot.

Support your local vendor

Want to buy a copy of the magazine? We have over 1,200 Big Issue vendors in the UK. Each vendor buys a copy of the mag for £1.50 and sells it for £3, keeping the difference. Visit our interactive map to find your nearest vendor and support them today!

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