Knit­ting goes to needy in Tan­za­nia

Isis Town and Country - - News -

FOR­EST View Vil­lage knit­ters have been stitch­ing up a storm and re­cently do­nated some of their works to less for­tu­nate folk in Tan­za­nia.

Or­gan­iser Carol Hawk­shaw said the group had been knit­ting for char­ity for four years and said its most re­cent works had been taken by mem­ber Sue Chap­man to Tan­za­nia.

Ms Hawk­shaw said a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion was put on for the For­est View Vil­lage group by Ms Chap­man in Septem­ber to tell the story of her Tan­za­nian trip and view pho­tos of the knit­ting re­cip­i­ents.

“There were fish ’n’ chips jumpers, a small jumper for young chil­dren, bean­ies and toys,” Ms Hawk­shaw said.

She said the group had been work­ing to­gether and donat­ing their wares to char­ity for more than four years and en­joyed get­ting to­gether to knit.

“The whole project of knit­ting for char­ity we’ve been do­ing over four years,” she said.

Carol sis­ter started the group.

“The seed was planted and I let it sprout from there,” she said.

Ms Hawk­shaw said the group shared the common in­ter­est of knit­ting and donat­ing to char­ity and said it had pro­duced and do­nated a sub­stan­tial about of work.

“It’s gone in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions,” she said.

Ms Hawk­shaw said the group had do­nated to Mis­sion with­out Bor­ders, Wrap and Love or Gift in Kind Project, the Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse shoe­box project, Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Gift, Guardian An­gels, the City Im­pact Out­reach who took their knit­ting to Africa and the south Pa­cific and said the group had also sup­ported an or­phan­age in In­dia with their knit­ting and cro­chet goods.

She said the group got a lot of yarn do­nated as peo­ple knew it was go­ing to a good cause.

“Then they just knit away be­cause they’re a happy, chatty group.”

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