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.
As of January 2023, the Club is proud to have donated 16,838 blankets to local charitable organizations in the London community and is approaching 3100 pet blankets to local animal shelters and organizations. Over 480 silent auction blankets have been donated to local charitable organizations to support their fundraising activities
Click here for a list of some of the local organizations and charities that have benefited from the Club’s work.