Several confusingly named charities get registered, and another sticks to its knitting

Green Gold British Hemp and Grab a Grandparent have registereed as community interest companies, and the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology has registered with the Charity Commission

Charity Commission
Charity Commission

Sometimes the name of an organisation tells you exactly what it does immediately, and sometimes not. The newly registered community interest company Paul Cummins Ceramics Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red is a prime example of the latter. All we know is that it's in Derby. Other bafflingly monickered new CICs include Grab a Grandparent and Green Gold British Hemp. Again – no idea what they do.

Sometimes a name, though descriptive, still baffles – such as the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, which recently registered with the Charity Commission. Spare a thought for whoever has to answer the phone at its offices.

Another newly registered charity is Knittwizzneedles. Showing remarkable foresight – registering a few weeks before the sector was told to "stick to its knitting" by the new Minister for Civil Society – the London-based group has among its range of services a knitting group for older women, and transport to and from it. Crocheting is also encouraged, although Miscellany is unsure if that has ministerial approval.

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