Cross Stitch Gold magazine is giving away a free snowflake stitching kit and encouraging readers to fundraise for The 2016 Snowflake Appeal. You can take up your needle and thread and join them by getting their magazine.

Look out for the magazine's 133rd edition, on newstands from today (11 October).  On the front cover you'll find a lovely cross stitch kit and chart to make a snowflake decoration. 

Magazine editor, Zeena Moolla, said, "We're asking for a very special Christmas indeed. One that sees children everywhere enjoy the sort of safe, happy festivity every child deserves. We can all make a difference. And with the Snowflake Appeal chart free with this issue you can raise awarenes and money for vulnerable children."

Asking readers to raise funds and awareness through donations or by having a coffee morning or crafternoon, Zeena Moolla said you can do this by "simply stitching this gorgeous hoop design." 

Stitchers or anyone else can donate the proceeds they have raised at

We and the magazine would love to see pictures of your crafternoons or craft coffee mornings, and the flurry of beautiful snowflakes you manage to stitch. Share them by email with or on Home-Start's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thank you to all at Cross Stitch Gold and at Immediate Media for you continued support of the Snowflake Appeal.