Can you crochet and want to do something positive with your free time?

Our wonderful volunteer Leanna is asking for contributions of crochet granny squares to be made into a blanket to raise awareness and funds for Changes Bristol’s Emergency Appeal

Leanna“I have been volunteering for Changes for well over a year now so I know this charity will use every penny raised to help those in need in Bristol. Since lockdown, they have been running online support sessions, and most recently have started a phone befriending service to reach those who do not feel comfortable in an online session.

Just £10 will pay for someone to receive their weekly call from a trained Befriender, checking in on their wellbeing and easing feelings of isolation.

I wanted to do something crafty to raise money for Changes Bristol, as I currently have a lot of free time. I love to crochet and thought it would be a good idea to put my hobby to good use.”


granny squaresThe squares can be block colours, multi-coloured or have flowers stitched in – whatever you can create. The brighter, and the more colourful it is, the better! The squares need to be of 8 rounds (roughly 15x15cm), made with a 4mm hook, and made of any yarn you have available to you.

If you have the time, and want to do something crafty and collaborative to help Changes Bristol, please get in touch with Leanna via email –

Fancy winning the blanket?

If you fancy your chance at winning this beautiful blanket, then simply make a donation (of your choice) at Leanna’s Justgiving page and you will be entered in to a draw to win the blanket!