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Miniblooms & Twiddle Mitts 4 the Jubilee

Funded on Spacehive 12 September 2022

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Miniblooms & Twiddle Mitts 4 the Jubilee

The Purls.UK By The Purls.UK

The Purls.UK are celebrating Her Majesty's Jubilee 2022 with two projects aimed at reducing isolation and increasing wellbeing in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea!

Brackenbury Village Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Sep 2022!

The Purls.UK are passionate about combatting loneliness and isolation by getting people together, to gain and develop skills, connect and build relationships and access new spaces and environments. Project 1. The main project is to create 'miniblooms' inspired by the Tower of London's Superbloom as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, which will be positioned around Hammersmith & Fulham. We will focus on the mindful, wellbeing impact of engaging with gardening, growing and connecting with nature. Project 2. The Purls.UK will knit and crochet twiddle mitts for participants of Sensory Palaces, Historic Royal Palaces programme for people living with dementia and their carers. Twiddle mitts have shown to aid people with impaired sensory perception by reducing anxiety and bringing a sense of calm to the users. Both projects aim to increase inclusion, enabling people of all abilities to access the historic spaces, gardens and stories of the palaces.

What we'll deliver:

  • Planters that will be positioned around Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Nurture and grow Jubilee plants from seeds
  • 40 Twiddle Mitts

Why it's a great idea:

Reduce loneliness and isolation Enable participants to increase enterprise skills Improve the community working together Support vulnerable people Improve health, physical, mental and emotional Promote opportunities for creativity Improve community cohesion

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing the plants and equipment
  • Planting the plants and bulbs in soil we have purchased
  • Decorating the finished boxes with art work
  • Sharing pictures and information in the local newsletters
  • Creating & making twiddle mitts
  • Distribute to Historic Royal Palaces

We will be celebrating culture and history together.

Location Brackenbury Village

About the space

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £3,054

36 jigsaw sleepers @£23.50 each - £846 (28%)
knitting wool & equipment - £500 (16%)
Telephone, travel, stationery, volunteer exps & postage - £458 (15%)
Project Co-Ordinator - £450 (15%)
Refreshments 20 people@£5 each x6 weeks - £450 (15%)
10 Euonymus silver - £60 (2%)
5 Grasses - £40 (1%)
5 lavender - £30 (1%)
20 Alpines - £30 (1%)
Other - £190 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

36 jigsaw sleepers @£23.50 each
knitting wool & equipment
Telephone, travel, stationery, volunteer exps & postage
Project Co-Ordinator
Refreshments 20 people@£5 each x6 weeks
10 Euonymus silver
5 Grasses
5 lavender
20 Alpines
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Additional planters

Total £3,054

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Gardening and plant skills and o, we are all willing to learn how best to help the environment starting in Hammersmith & Fulham.
  • Recycled wood to enlarge the planters, and donations of soil would be great. Art & design ideas to decorate the planters.
  • Help with maintenance of the planters and plant life.

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