Knit for your hospitals!

Yes, that's right! Knitting is a fantastic way to get involved with your local hospital charity.


Scores of keen knitters have banded together to help make blankets, cuddly toys and other wooly wonders for us!

It doesn't matter what age you are. If you're a beginner or a veteran.

If you want to have fun making something that our patients will enjoy, we'd love to hear from you.

Want to get involved or find out more?

Contact our friendly coordin-knitter, Lydia, on her email at or by calling 0116 258 8709. She can add you to the knitting email group or mailing list and you’ll receive updates on what’s needed and any new patterns. She's also always be there to answer any questions you might have.


Check our knitting patterns (PDFs):

Older Patients Wards

Neonatal Units*

Patients with Dementia**

Leicester Hospitals Charity Shops

*Knitting for the Neonatal Unit is very popular among knitters and thanks to the efficient craft and skill of our volunteers, the units are now very well stocked with baby blankets and hats

Knitting is currently not required for the Neonatal Units at the University Hospitals of Leicester

**Knitting for our Older Patients & Patients with Dementia - please call the Patient Experience Team on 0116 258 5384 to see what they require

Donate your creations

If you have some knitting that you would like to donate, you can post it or take it into our fundraising office: 

Leicester Hospitals Charity,

Belgrave House (Ground Floor), Car Park 1,

Leicester General Hospital,

Gwendolen Road,

Leicester, LE5 4PW.