We are a UK based charity that has been in operation since January 2014, becoming a registered CIO in March 2015.
We knit and crochet 100% cotton breast prostheses for women that have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Ladies that have undergone surgery are provided with silicone breast prosthesis by the NHS, which some ladies have found to be uncomfortable, heavy and may rub against the scars left after surgery, causing rashes and pain.
At Knitted Knockers UK we want women to know that there is an alternative that is lightweight, takes the form of a real breast, is soft against the skin and is breathable.
We want women to know that the alternative is a Knitted Knocker and that they are
“Made with love and filled with hope “
and we provide them FREE of charge to those ladies who need it.
FREE you say… YES FREE…. The cost of making a knocker will depend on the cotton used and the amount of postage required to send the knocker to the recipient. Therefore, on average a set of Knitted Knockers will cost around £10 to make and send.
Breast cancer has been
the most common
cancer in the UK since
1997, 49,936 women in
the UK were diagnosed
with invasive breast
cancer in 2011 and
more than 18,000
carried out in England
alone. In addition to
this, there were more
than 2,000 breast
operations in the same
period. This figure is
not getting any smaller
as the years pass by.