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Knit an angel

Every year, our Christmas Angels project supports people with M.E. to share cards with each other via our office. Some are very isolated, so these cards feel like a real gift. This year, we would love to also send knitted angels to the children, young people and adults we support who are most severely affected by M.E. Knowing you are thinking of them will make their day.

Huge thanks to Simply Knitting magazine for featuring us in issue 189, published in August, and encouraging their lovely readers to knit angels for us.

Knit an angel

If you would like to knit us an angel, please download our Christmas Angels pattern, kindly designed for Action for M.E. by Joanne Hamblin. It's a very simple pattern, and we'd love to have them in all and every colour! You can also write a short message to the person that the angel will be sent to. If not, we will attach one from the Action for M.E. team.

You can:

  • sign up to our Christmas Angels card project in order to send and/or receive Christmas cards and knitted angels.
  • share pictures of your angel with us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram
  • post your finished angels to Knit an angel, Action for M.E., 42 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1EH. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Fundraiser, Emily Sinclair by email or on 0117 937 6626. Thank you so much for your support.

Angel patterns you can download:

In order to receive an angel, you or the person you have nominated need to sign up to our free Christmas Angels card scheme. Please send us your knitted angels and sign up before the end of November.

One of our amazing community fundraisers, Margaret Nightingale, supported us for almost 20 years, selling knitted toys, cardigans and blankets donated to us by our supporters at her local market. She retired from her stall earlier this year, but we have many fundraisers like her. So, if we receive angels to spare, we will ask our community fundraisers to sell them for us at their craft and market stalls and use these much-needed funds to support even more children and adults with M.E.; we can also sell the angels in our online shop, where you can also find our Christmas card range. We receive no government funding so every penny counts!