Knitted Knockers UK sticks to its charity knitting

The ins and outs of the Charity Commission register, and what's new in CICs

Knitted Knockers UK
Knitted Knockers UK

We begin by saying hello to Knitted Knockers UK, newly entered on the Charity Commission register to "relieve the needs of women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy by the provision of a knitted prosthesis".

These are cheaper, and apparently more comfy than the silicon alternative. Let's hope this charity, for one, sticks to its knitting.

Welcome also to Blessing in Disguise, a newly registered charity working with ill and disabled children and young people – which we hope doesn't live up to its name (unless it is in fancy dress).

Meanwhile, the Artists' Orphan Fund – a charity whose spectacularly specific objects were to help "orphan children of artists, including painters, sculptors, architects and engravers" – has exited the register, having merged into the Artists' General Benevolent Institution.

Finally, over to the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, whose monthly list of newly registered CICs always throws up some intriguing monikers. This month we have: My Pockets People, Oyster Threads and Sharing Is Caring – True Love Is A Verb.

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