Ready to knit together

PUBLISHED: 17:27 11 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:00 06 May 2010

Linda Williams (left) and Daniella Taylor get knitting for sick children

Linda Williams (left) and Daniella Taylor get knitting for sick children

THE purl and plain brigade are being urged to get involved with this year s National Knitting Week and benefit School Aid in South Africa. The invitation comes from Linda Williams and Daniella Taylor who run wool shop Jolie in Walkern. Last year they orga

THE purl and plain brigade are being urged to get involved with this year's National Knitting Week and benefit School Aid in South Africa.

The invitation comes from Linda Williams and Daniella Taylor who run wool shop Jolie in Walkern.

Last year they organised a 12-hour knitting marathon which raised £3,000 for Garden House Hospice in Letchworth GC.

This time they will lead the knitting of baby clothes for orphaned or sick children suffering from Aids.

Patterns and yarn donated from their suppliers will be available in their shop from Saturday (October 14).

Now they are appealing for knitters and non-knitters alike to get involved:

"I'd love to be able to package up a hundred little jumpers knowing a hundred little children will be benefiting," said Mrs Williams

"Even if people can't knit they can still help by coming into the shop and donating money or buying a ball of wool for project knitters to use. Any money left over will be used as postage for sending the garments to Africa."

Those getting involved can also knit toys such as teddy bears for the children so that they have comforters to take with them on their frequent hospital trips.

Call 01438 861717 or go to www.jolie-home.co.uk for more details.


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