The next day her inbox was bombarded with 300 requests and they kept pouring in. People from all over the UK wanted to help out with donations – some even wanted to learn how to knit specially for the cause.
Coincidentally, in another part of London, Karen Whitelaw was organizing knitting get-togethers with a similar objective. Karen too got in touch with Shahnaz.
“As some sort of gift from heaven, Karen’s message landed in my inbox,” Shahnaz says. “By then my whole house was full of knitted donations!” Overwhelmed by the immense response to their initiatives, the two decided to join forces and started Knit Aid.