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Knitters sell crafty items for cancer hospital

Press Release   •   Oct 24, 2012 07:50 BST

Knit and Natter groups will be raising cash for theChristieHospitalby selling their work on Saturday 3 November, 10am to 4pm.

The groups, who meet in Bury libraries, are thriving and each week more and more items are made. To put all their work to good use, organiser Cyndy Talks has arranged the sale – Bury Art Museum – to help the Young Oncology Unit at Christies.

On sale will be knitted toys, baby clothes, scarves, decorations and more. There will be a tombola, books and information for anyone who would like to get involved. Refreshments will be available served in vintage tea and coffee pots and a range of homemade cakes may prove irresistible.

The Young Oncology Unit provides care for teenagers and young adults (aged 16-24) with cancer and is part of the Christie inManchester,Europe's largest cancer centre. Drawing on years of expertise, its aim is to provide a 'home from home' environment together with excellent clinical care. Specialist expert teams provide care in an age-appropriate environment. The unit has a state-of-the-art patient lounge area, music room and games room. Flexible services are provided including open visiting and use of mobile phones, while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for young people and their carers.