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The Rotary Big Knit 2017

The Rotary Big Knit 2017 was held on Saturday the 18th March. This was our 8th year and over 153 people registered for the event. Our biggest number yet. Once again it was held at the Holy Trinity Church, Cliftonville. and was opened by the Mayor of Margate Cllr Robin Edwards, accompanied by the Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins.

Over £2000 in cash was collected on the day but this is only part of the overall money that will eventually be raised. This post will be updated in future once the final figure is known.

The Big Knit is sponsored fundraising and attracts people of all ages, knitting and socialising.

Sponsors pledge money for every inch knitted in one and half hours or a fixed sum. If you are interested in taking part, contact us for a sponsorship form or click on the link below and print one out. Better still organise a table of friends to join you. If you cannot attend the event itself, join those who take part by knitting at home.

The money raised is only used to support local charities and this year the main beneficiaries were Age UK Thanet, Demelza House, Prostate Cancer Support Association – Kent and the Strode Park Foundation.


Some groups of knitters groups take part every year. This year we welcomed Margate Inner Wheel, St Andrews Church. M.A.R.A., Garlinge Methodist Church, the Union Church, Wednesday Walkers and the Harmony Choir, The Esplanadas, Star Network, St Johns, Ramsgate Library Knit and Natter, Grange Medical Practice, South Thanet Trefoil and Oaks Trefoil, Bannatynes, Age UK Thanet, St James Church, St Thomas Church, St Phillips, Minster KnitWits and of course lots of individual knitters.
The knitted pieces do not get wasted. Instead they are used to make into colourful blankets.

All of the knitting joined together to make a blanket

Please click on the links below for PDF sponsorship and information forms:

Link for leaflet
Link for sponsorship form
Link for registration
Link for general letter


Big Knit Beneficiaries 2017

Photographs and details of the beneficiaries will be posted soon.