Woolly think­ing ishelp­ing ba­bies

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A knit­ting group at Blan­tyre Old Par­ish Church is sup­port­ing staff en­gaged in in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment work at the Univer­sity of Strath­clyde.

Headed by Ella An­drew of Sy­camore Grove, Blan­tyre, the group knits jumpers, cardi­gans and blan­kets for ba­bies which it passes to Strath­clyde’s En­gi­neer­ing for De­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tive, which sees staff and stu­dents working on var­i­ous projects across the world, in­clud­ing Asia and Africa.

Ms An­drew said: “The knit­ting group has been go­ing for many years and has long been as­so­ci­ated with char­i­ta­ble work in Malawi.

“We’re happy to do what we can for chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries to help en­sure they are well cared for.”

Chris­tine Don­ald, of Strath­clyde En­gi­neer­ing for De­vel­op­ment, said: “We’d like to ex­press our sin­cere thanks to the won­der­ful knit­ters at Blan­tyre Old Church.

“We work in some of the poor­est and most marginalised com­mu­ni­ties in In­dia, Africa and Nepal and these small gar­ments and blan­kets are so needed and so wel­come.”

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