Monkey Business Knitathon


Christopher’s favourite soft toys were monkeys. He had a huge collection which was lovingly cared for and still is. Our helix monkeys will be donated to children who are diagnosed with cancer and who have their tumours sequenced using the test which Christopher’s Smile has funded. We will also sell a number of monkeys to raise further funds for research.
We look forward to seeing the new species of helix tailed monkeys!

We are looking for sponsors who would be prepared to sponsor a knitter at a minimum of £25.  We are also looking for donations of wool. If you would like to knit monkeys please contact us at the email address below.


If you know any friends or businesses who might like to sponsor you please direct them to our fundraising page which is to be found under the following link:
We will be spreading the word about your support and we hope that together we will be able to raise a good sum of money.

Donations of Wool

If you have any wool that you can donate please get in touch using the email address below.  We would prefer double knit wool and the wool can be any colour.


Contact us by emailling info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Information for Knitters

If you are one of our knitters and would like to knit the helix tail to complete the monkey, this is fine. Otherwise please feel free to leave this part as we have a lady who has put together the “helix tail pattern” and is prepared to complete the monkeys by knitting and adding the tails.
The monkeys can be any colour/s in double knit wool and we would like the tails to stand out by being different colours to the body of the monkey. Feel free to use any odds and ends you may have available.
We plan to use toy stuffing for the monkeys to keep them uniform so if you need us to provide this for you, please let us know.
Our knitathon will run from the start of October through to the end of November so please knit as many monkeys as you’re happy to knit for us in this time period!
Here is the pattern –

Helix Monkey Pattern


There is also an information sheet for knitters that you can download.

Information for knitters

Please note that this pattern is copyright to Aine Marriott (www.miss-aine.blogspot,com) so  this pattern cannot be used for commercial purposes.

The knitted helix tail monkeys

In addition to donating our helix tailed monkeys to children with cancer, we will be selling them for £3.50 plus P&P so if you know anyone who would like to buy one, please let us know.

Please get in touch with any questions and thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing the new species of helix tailed monkeys!

coz kids get cancer too