St Martins are building a house for World Homeless Day on October 10th
A house made of wool. And we need your help!
Each ‘brick’ that builds the house will be a 1 meter length of woollen scarf.
The house will be made of 4,700 of these lengths, each representing a person who is sleeping rough every night in this country over a year.
One in 8 of them will be black, to represent the 600 people who died on our streets last year.
When stitched together they will be made into a giant house that will be installed in Norwich Cathedral.
But we can’t do it without a lot of help. If you can knit then please consider knitting a scarf. Or get together with friends and knit loads!
Click below to download an information sheet – and please help us to spread the word.
Share photos of your knitted scarves on social media with the hashtag #knittedhouse or send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very conscious of not wasting resources so at the end of the project, the scarves will be distributed in return for a donation – and the money raised will go towards supporting homeless people in Norwich.
Why are we doing this? It’s a great opportunity to highlight the issue of homelessness and the positive work St Martins and others are doing to support people who are homeless. Each person we support is unique and important and we think this knitting project will help increase understanding and compassion in our community.
The Knitted House will be on display at Norwich Cathedral in early October. It will be in place during Norfolk Schools Week and hundreds of school children will have the chance to visit, learn about homelessness, meet us and some of the people we support.
Come and join us on Tuesday 4th June at 1pm on the grass outside Norwich cathedral (Ethlebert gate) for a knitting flashmob – don’t worry if you can’t yet knit (or crochet) there will be people to show you how!