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Last payment date for ready made coats to arrive in time for Christmas is Monday 20th December.  As I only check mails once a day, usually morning, please give me time to find your mail and request payment. Thank you.

29th Nov. It is unlikely that any further orders for made to measure coats will be dispatched in time for Christmas. 

2nd May Remaining donations from 20/21 tax year sent to : The Oldies Club, Last Chance hotel and service dogs UK.

April 2021, sadly the time has come to increase charges from 55p to 60p per inch to maintain much needed donations despite increasing cost of yarns.

20.3.21 Another lovely surprise donation from Ruth in the Wirral, many thanks.

21.1.21 Thanks to Ruth in the Wirral for a parcel of wool, buttons, packaging and a very generous donation for me to buy additional yarn. A lovely surprise and much appreciated.



Wishing all site visitors a happy Christmas and a safe New Year. Thank you all for your support during 2020.  Lynn

Dec 14th, 2 interim donations made, see here 

Oct 20 Thanks to my customer in the Wirral for a lovely surprise parcel of yarn buttons and posting bags, much appreciated.

Latest news, Government support for Medical Detection Dogs to start training Covid 19 detection dogs and 50% of the dogs being shortlisted are rescues. See -

Medical Detection Dogs who are training dogs to detect Covid19 so that they can be used to screen large numbers of people- something we will all benefit from.

March 23rd, sadly postage for a small parcel has gone up to £3.70  which covers most dispatches of up to 3 coats.

A big thank you to Margaret in East Lothian for a large box of wools in all thicknesses, just what I needed to get me back to the needles after my house move!

Nov 18, four interim donations made  see Donations

Sept 18 thanks to Alice-Amanda in London for a donation of yarns.

Aug 18

Grateful thanks for another wonderful yarn donation from Sally quickly followed by a parcel of packaging.

May 2018 another thank you for a lovely surprise donation of brightly coloured yarns from Elaine in Bedworth.

26.3.18 Postal charges increase to £3.45 for a small parcel which is usually enough for 2-3 coats.

April 2018.  Final donations from tax year 17/18 made on 19th April. It has been my busiest year ever and donations equate to 76% of the coat prices, despite the temporary cost of running 2 websites. See donations page

2.3.18 all e-mails sent from this site, including those via forms,  are now directed to a new address as part of my efforts to minimise costs of running the website. The old enquiries@  address will continue for a few weeks and you may get responses from it.

​20.1  Grateful thanks to Sally in Camberley for a package of jiffy envelopes and posting bags. Helps keep my costs down.

from 9.1.18, I will no longer be able to pass on Paypal fee, see note on order forms.

1.1.18 Happy New Year to all my site visitors.

All that remains is to wish all my site visitors and customers a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year and to thank you for your support in 2017. Without it there would be nothing to donate. I shall be taking a short break over the holiday and may not check mails so often but will be back in the new year. Lynn

Dec 17- Christmas has come early, many thanks to Athos's mum Elaine for 2 more kind donations of nice thick yarns and one containing some lovely bright colours from Caroline in Eastleigh. All much appreciated. 

Aug 17

I am considering a change to the way part of the profits are donated, details on 'about my hobby'. Feedback invited.

New site launched June 2017.


April 17 By the end of the tax year 16/17 approximately 74% of the coat prices was donated to 4 small charities: 

Lurcher SOS

West Yorkshire Dog Rescue

Luna Animal

and Last Chance Hotel  More detail on donations page access below home tab.

Other charities were assisted by donating a coat, post paid to their on line fundraising auctions.