A stitch in time saves lives

Big Tea Cosy 2007

St John Ambulance seeks 5,000 knitted tea cosies to help raise vital funds for their life saving work.

Grab your knitting needles and cosy on up by getting involved with St John Ambulance's BIG tea cosy!!!

The BIG tea cosy is the charity's national fundraising day on November 30 where friends and workmates will be encouraged to have a cuppa for St John Ambulance.

The charity is also appealing to knitters to donate their very own BIG tea cosies, with an initial target set for 5,000. These will then be sold nationwide to raise additional vital funds for their life saving work.

Big Tea Cosy 2007

St John Ambulance has teamed up with online retailer - Laughing Hens - to provide you with a fun and bright tea cosy pattern to get you started.

The Laughing Hens tea cosy pattern uses Rooster Almerino in Aran, doubled throughout, with stocking stitch to create colourful stripes. It's finished with luxurious coordinating pom poms; perfect to brighten up any breakfast or afternoon tea party in summer or winter. The colours chosen are Gooseberry, Custard, Spiced Plum, Brighton Rock, Cornish and Sugared Almond.

Knitting is a fun and exciting way to raise money for St John Ambulance, so pick up your needles and get involved! Whether you knit the gorgeous pattern from Laughing Hens or make an attempt at winning Tea Cosy of the Week, we can’t wait to receive them all.

Amanda Taylor
St John Ambulance Community Fundraising Assistant

Seasoned pros are also encouraged to send in their own designs – the crazier the better; you may even win the website's coveted Tea cosy of the week.

All knitted tea cosies should be sent to:

The BIG Tea Cosy
St John Ambulance
27 St John's Lane
London EC1M 4BU