- About Us
- About Us
This project provides a platform for ladies in the community, to come together to chat to each other over a cup of tea/coffee and light refreshment.
Through this project the ladies are able:
to make new friends
to do different activities which help them improve their health and wellbeing
to meet the needs of other people in their communities.
To share ideas, information and to advise each other
To Help with integration which leads to stronger community
To learn and develop skills and talents
To make things for themselves or for their families
To improve their confidence and
To help their local charities
Our knit and Natter projects are currently based in Kearsley and Halliwell wards.
Activities at Knit and Natter Kearsley
Knitting and crocheting
Chair based exercises
Knit and Natter project at Kearsley ward is based at
Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Bolton, BL4 8QL and run every Thursday from 12pm-3pm
Activities in Knit and Natter Halliwell
Knitting and crocheting
The Knit and Natter Project at Halliwell ward is based at
Halliwell Ucan Centre, Hatfield Road, Bolton, BL1 3BU and run every Friday from 12pm-2.30pm
Knit and Natter School Project
The purpose of Knit and Natter School project is to support children to learn about getting involved in the development of their community and helping people who are in need, using their skills and talents, and learning from adults how to improve their wellbeing and the wider community.
This project was the initiative of the ladies from Kearsley Knit and Natter Precious Gems’ project. Those ladies had knitting skills, but before joining Knit and Natter project, they were not using that skill very much. After joining Knit and Natter they saw how their knitting skill benefited them and their community, they didn’t want that skill to be lost; They wanted to make sure that it was passed on to future generations. With support of Precious Gems, they started the Knit and Natter School project in a nearby school (Saint Stephen school) so that they can teach kids how to knit items for themselves and their loved ones but also for people who are in need. Children at Saint Stephen School enjoy learning how to knit. They made some little squares and joined them together and made court blankets and donated them to Bolton Hospital’s intensive baby care unit. They are very proud of using their knitting skills to help others who are in need.
Children at Knit and Natter school project, have a chance to speak to professionals about their careers and what those careers entail. This motivates them to have a focus for the future and to have a clear idea of what career to follow in future.
The activities in this project are :
This project is currently based at Saint Stephens Kearsley Moor School, Bent Spur Road, Kearsley, Bolton BL4 8PB every Wednesday from 3pm – 4pm (term time only).
The items made by members of Knit and Natter Project in both wards are given to people who are in need in the Bolton community. The ladies have been able to make items that were given to:
Homeless people at Saint Luke church
Homeless and needy people at Salvation Army,
Children in special care baby unit at Royal Bolton Hospital,
Women who are facing abuse in their relationship at Fort Alice,
Elderly people at Darley Court
Refugees and asylum seekers at Destitution project Victoria hall
And people in the community living with dementia