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Knitters helping needy children at home and abroad

Press release   •   May 01, 2013 14:55 BST

A local knitting group is appealing for donations of wool so they can continue to help needy children both locally and overseas.

The group meets every Tuesday (2-4pm) at Moorside Community Centre and Library, and was set up by local volunteer Kathy Drummond.

Members are busy knitting items for orphans and children in Belarus, newborn babies in Africa, and also for premature baby units in North Manchester.

Dawn Broadhurst, community development officer, said: “Although members of the community have kindly donated wool previously, we are running a bit low on double knitting, chunky and four ply wool - the group need these types of wool for hats, baby blankets, jumpers, cardigans and angel pockets for mothers who have lost their baby at birth. The knitted items are sent to their various destinations, co-ordinated through the Mothers Union and church organisations.” 

Donations of wool can be dropped off at Moorside Community Centre and Library, Parkinson Street, Bury. Alternatively, call 0161 253 6471 or email Moorside.lib@bury.gov.uk.

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Press release issued: 1 May 2013.