Made By Beckett

Tuesday 21-11-2017 - 09:20
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Like being creative? Want to enjoy a chill space on campus whilst supporting good causes?

We had students asking for more creative events and relaxed spaces in which to socialise. We listened and Made by Beckett was born! Made by Beckett is a student craft group that offers a chilled space to get artsy and meet like-minded people.

Every month the meetups have a different theme, which means we get to create a range of items to be donated to good causes in the local community.

A highlight of this semester has been knitting and crocheting, and luckily we had some experienced crafters on hand to help out those just starting out. Eventually, we made knitted “Twiddle Muffs”, hand muffs with items attached that act as sensory aids to patients with dementia.​

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This is important because people with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. Therefore, you can get creative whilst also giving back to a worthy cause.

Recently we made End Period Poverty packs which were easy to create. End Period Poverty is our initiative focused on providing sanitary products, donated by students and staff, to those in need in Leeds.

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At Made by Beckett we sorted the products into packs, a super quick activity, but one that still makes a positive impact.

These packs will now be donated to various charities and community groups so those most in need can take one away for free. Made by Beckett is great if you don’t have much time but would still like to experience volunteering.

Made by Beckett meet up twice a month during term time, 16:00 – 17:00 at the Students’ Union, Portland Building Level 1, City Campus. If you would like to get involved, join the Facebook group here or email Rhea at



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