The Purls.UK bring people together to build friendships and inclusive communities, combating loneliness and isolation and benefiting the street homeless and their pets by donating handmade warm items of clothing and working in partnership with like minded organisations. We currently work with Barons Court Project, The Upper Room W12 and London Network Church. Our plan is to expand our reach and increase community connections to benefit the isolated, lonely, street homeless and their pets. Our members are enabled to increase enterprise skills, improve health, physical, mental and emotional. The Purls.UK improve communities working together, promote opportunities for creativity, improve community cohesion, and support vulnerable people.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Increased connections and friendships for individuals that feel isolated and cut-off from their community. Enabling people experiencing poor health to gather together and find community, doing something very tangible for the street homeless community and their pets. Improved health, confidence and well being.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
The North of Hammersmith & Fulham, Old Oak and White City are vibrant areas with many businesses located in Westfields W12.
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Asa vulnerable group that we support, we chose premature baby items. We smashed the challenge by knitting & crocheting 298 items before the deadline. 18 items have been added to the total in January. We will be connecting with organisations that support parents of premature babies to donate a number of these items once covid restrictions are lifted.