On the eve of the Yarn Crawl, there's been a lot of excited chatter as you might expect. I've checked what needles I need to pick up, planned my knitting to take and topped up my Oyster Card. However, it seemed right to remind myself why we're Yarn Crawling in the first place after this video from Patrick Stewart blew me away earlier in the week as it appeared in my timeline.
Refuge supports 3,000 women and children on any given day through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services. Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. I have directly seen their outstanding commitment to women and families and the fact that the Great London Yarn Crawl supports that makes me very happy indeed.
I'll be sharing pictures and tweets tomorrow and I do hope that in some way, we help move towards a future where women and families can live without violence in their lives.
If Domestic Violence is something that concerns you or a loved one, you can find information here.