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Knitting group helps community

Helping hands: Members of the Moor Nook Stitchwits group who have made hampers for vunerable residents on their estate

Helping hands: Members of the Moor Nook Stitchwits group who have made hampers for vunerable residents on their estate

A knitting group have come up with a purl-er of an idea to help the needy in their community.

The Moor Nook Stitchwits knitting and craft group, based at the Moor Nook Housing Office, Langdon Place, Ribbleton, have been busy with their needles putting together 33 care packages for vulnerable families and elderly people around the area and will soon be handing them out with help from the Moor Nook Youth Group.

Member, Carol Brotherton, who has lived in Moor Nook for the whole of her 63 years said it is not the first time the group have helped out.

She said: “Every year we choose a charity to help and this year we decided to put together these packages for the community.”

The care parcels include food items, which were donated by Morrisons and NISA and also bought with money donated by the Ribbleton Community, and knitted items such as hats, scarves and mittens, made by the group with wool donated by Community Transport on Ringway, Preston.

The packages destined for families also include carefully crafted handmade toys.

Carol said: “We all mucked in together and while we were putting the packages together the Moor Nook Bakery even delivered lunch for us and all the helpers.”

The group, that meets every other Wednesday, was formed three years ago by Lesley Allcock and Pauline Langland and was taken over by Carol and Norma Baines when the original founders stepped down due to time constraints and ill health.

Carol said: “In the past we have made bears for children abroad, coats and snoods for the dogs home and Greyhound Trust and hats and scarves for the homeless through the Salvation Army.”

To join in call Carol on 07852153431.

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