Join the YBTC 'Yarny Army'

Do you like to knit, crochet or craft?

Could you help us create badges for our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign?
What does the Yarny Army do?

Our Yarny Army are helping us to knit yellow badges for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which we will be selling throughout September to raise vital funds and awareness.

The funds we raise will enable us to support more children and young people who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour themselves or have been affected by a diagnosis in the family.
We provide various types of financial, emotional and practical support for children and their families, including counselling, grants, family events and support meetups.

How to get involved

Could you help us by making badges for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

Please click here to download our pattern to help you make badges like the one above!

Then contact our Community Fundraiser Jen Aspinall at with your address so she can send you the materials.

Happy knitting!

Help us spread the word

Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about our Yarny Army to help us get the word out there and raise as many funds as possible!

Would you be happy to be featured on our website, social media and in the press?

If so, please print off our Yarny Army logo and take a selfie (on your own or with the rest of your knitting group) holding the logo in front of your badges.

Send your photos to along with a short quote that tells us your reason for supporting YBTC by joining the Yarny Army.

Meet our Yarny Army


Carol said: "My friend's little grandson is a cancer survivor. I lost my husband 20 years ago to a glioblastoma grade 4. We really need to get research done and cures found."

Diana is a second year Pharmacology student at the University of Huddersfield, and is the Bioscience Society Manager. She has been knitting since the age of 10 and contacted us in April to join our Yarny Army. She has knitted 200 badges and will be selling them in September when students are back on campus!

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