Big Fun Craft


February 1 - 29, 2024



Registration Fee


Minimum Sponsor

N/A but we suggest £150
Big Fun Craft

Challenge yourself to get crafty every day this February! 

Knit, sew, or crochet every day this February.

Big Fun Craft is back! Knit, sew, or crochet every day this February to raise money for North London Hospice.

Love all things crafty? Or fancy a new challenge? Big Fun Craft is for you!

Whether you are a skilled knitter and want to set yourself a target of making a new blanket, or you’re looking to pick up some new skills and start sewing, we want you to join our crafting community! All that’s required is one hour of your time every day in February. Come together to raise money for essential end-of-life care throughout Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey.

Get your crochet hooks and knitting needles out and join North London Hospice’s crafting community – they’re a tight knit bunch!

How to take part: 

  • Join our Facebook group
  • Set up your  Facebook fundraiser or, if you prefer, you can set up a JustGiving page instead.
  • Get involved! Our Facebook group is there to motivate and support you during your challenge. Ask the rest of the community questions, share your successes with them and join in.
  • Have fun!

When you have completed the challenge, you can:

  • Donate your items to the hospice (North London Hospice, Finchley, 47 Woodside Avenue, London, N12 8TT) – hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and cuddly toys are in demand.
  • Gift your items to friends or family and ask for a suggested donation to boost your fundraising!

 Join North London Hospice’s crafting community – they’re a tight knit bunch! Share your creations on our Facebook group.

Not quite convinced just yet? Here are three good reasons to join us: 

  1. Do good for your community – Get sponsored to get crafty every day and you’ll help us provide essential end-of-life care to people throughout Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey.
  2. Do good for you – Kickstart February with the ultimate mindful activity! Take time for yourself each day to do something new that you can enjoy.
  3. Challenge yourself – Commit to disconnecting from the outside world, slowing down, and focusing. Setting aside a couple of hours a day to focus on your knitting, sewing or crochet might be a challenge for your busy lives, but it’ll be worth it!

Not on Facebook but eager to take part? Please contact Rachel Bloom on or call the team on 020 8446 228

Big Fun Craft is our virtual fundraising challenge that tasks our supporters to knit, sew or crochet every day in February to raise money for North London Hospice. This craft challenge is about bring together members of our community who love knitting, sewing and crochet or want to learn a new creative skill.

Yes – this challenge is open to everyone! Once you’ve joined the Facebook group, we will offer suggested a beginner level knitting patterns to follow – but of course you can follow your own patterns and set yourself your own challenges.  Just don’t forget to share your updates in our Facebook group!


You have the whole month of February – 29 days!

It’s easy to sign up – all you need to do is join our Facebook group  and set up your  Facebook fundraiser.  If you would prefer to use JustGiving you can create a JustGiving page instead. 

If you’re not on Facebook, email us and we’ll register you for the challenge. 

It is completely FREE to take part in Big Fun Craft! We ask that you try to raise as much money as you can throughout your challenge, and we will have tips on how to do this on our Facebook group!

The money you raise will enable us to provide essential end-of-life care to people throughout Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. North London Hospice is a registered charity, and  our care is free of charge to those who need us, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t a cost.

This year has been very challenging, and to continue providing the time needed to make this huge difference to many more people in 2024 we will need the public’s support more than ever. Our costs have risen to almost £16 million and even though we do receive a contribution from the NHS, we still need to raise £10million this year.

Without this support we simply wouldn’t be able to provide our services each year. 

Absolutely! Cash donations should be paid into your own account, then you can make the equivalent donation to your online fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send us a cheque or make a donation on our donation page. Please state in the comment section that your donation is from your Big Fun Craft.

We recommend using Facebook as it means all your challenge information is in one place.  

However, if you don’t have Facebook, then we recommend using JustGiving for online fundraising. Alternatively, you can collect donations and pay them in person by visiting our fundraising team at our Head Office

You are welcome to make whatever you like – the challenge is flexible! If you make any of the following items, you can donate them to the hospice at the end of February – hats, gloves and scarfs, cushion covers, blankets and cuddly toys are in demand. Alternatively, you can send to any of our 17 shops, to raise additional funds for our work. We will be sharing suggested patterns, including a crocheted and knitted cuddly toy you can follow in advance of February on the Facebook group. Happy Crafting!