The People's Friend Love Darg

Image by DC Thomson Ltd.

The Love Darg is “The People’s Friend’s” very own charitable appeal.

Its name comes from an old Scots phrase meaning “work done for love”, and throughout its long life it has stayed true to that founding principle.

The Love Darg began in 1885 as a Grand Exhibition and Bazaar of Juvenile Industry to raise funds for a cot in the Children’s Ward of Dundee Royal Infirmary.

It then developed into a nationwide charity appeal that has seen “Friend” readers make and donate thousands of gifts over the years.

After brief pause in 2023, the Love Darg will be back in 2024 – stay tuned for details!

In the meantime, you can read more about the Love Darg 2022 below.

Love Darg 2022

Provided by Knit For Peace.

In 2022 we supported Knit for Peace. This initiative asked for donations of knitting or crochet to distribute to those in need.

Knit for Peace distribute items to over 200 outlets, in the UK and abroad.

We shared two garments in “The People’s Friend” magazine that we’re sharing here, too.

You could make a knitted dressing gown or crochet poncho to donate to Knit for Peace.

Red and blue crochet poncho on mannequin

Courtesy of Tracey Todhunter.

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