The Crochet Club of London was founded in March 2002 by Patty Attkins, a retired secondary school teacher. She had sent a letter to the local newspaper inviting “other crochet enthusiasts to make blankets for charitable organizations in London”. Funds for the start-up year were donated by the Rotary Club of London. The Club became a registered charity in 2003. In 2008, the Club was awarded the Pillar “Community Impact Award”. Patty served as the President for 15 years.
Approximately 18 people responded to Patty’s initial letter. Today the Club consists of approximately 130 members, of all ages and ability. The Crochet Club has no paid employees, and is a strictly volunteer-driven, non-denominational organization.
Now in its 20th year, the Club is proud to have donated over 15,500 blankets to local charitable organizations in the London community, and over 2,600 pet blankets to local animal shelters and organizations. Over 450 silent auction blankets have been donated to local charitable organizations to assist in their fundraising activities.
Click here for a list of some of the local organizations and charities that have benefited from the Club’s work.
The Crochet Club of London won the Pillar Community Impact Award!
We were honoured to have been among the three finalists for this prestigious Award, and are thrilled to have won!
The Award was presented at Museum London on November 12th, 2008, and it included a financial gift of $2,500.
(We shall use the money over the course of the year for the purchase of yarn with which to make even lovelier blankets!)