More needed for knit tar­get

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CAR­ERS who launched a project to knit a mile-long scarf to raise aware­ness of de­men­tia are a third of the way to­wards their am­bi­tious tar­get.

The group are try­ing to cre­ate 10,650 in­di­vid­ual squares which will be pinned to­gether for the an­nual ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’ cam­paign on June 18.

The scarf will then be turned into blan­kets and given to char­i­ties.

Since launch­ing an ap­peal in the Ex­press last month, sup­port­ers have made 3,500 squares. Some have been sent from as far away as Birm­ing­ham, Wales, Suf­folk, Cam­bridge and Buck­ing­hamshire.

But the group is still call­ing for more help to hit their tar­get be­fore the walk sets off from Tyther­ing­ton Fam­ily Wor­ship Church next month.

Jean Ather­ton, whose hus­band was di­ag­nosed with Alzheimer’s seven years ago, said: “The knit­ting of squares has re­ally taken off. We have to date over 3,500 squares, all dif­fer­ent colours and thick­ness, and more to come be­fore our ac­tual walk.

“It is quite a sight and amaz­ing the sup­port from the com­mu­nity.”

The squares need to be 6x6 inches. Call Jean on 07974 474229 or email jeanan­nather­ton@ bt­in­ter­ to take part.

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