Charity campaign for knitted hats is a success as nearly 200 are made for annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMIT

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: SUBMITTED

Nearly 200 knitted hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival after an appeal went out in this newspaper.

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMIT

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: SUBMITTED

Each year Prickwillow hold their annual festival and split the money raised between two charities. Previous years have seen more than £30,000 raised.

This year the money will be split between the Cancer Research Foundation and the Prickwillow Engine Museum.

A spokesman said: “Back in February an appeal went out via this newspaper for wool donations and volunteer knitters, the response was tremendous.

“Now with just one week to go, we have nearly 200 beautifully, hand knitted hats to sell of all shapes and sizes, where 100 per cent of the money raised will go to charity.

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMIT

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: SUBMITTED


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“We have been really impressed with the quality and designs these ladies have come up with.

“They will make great stocking fillers for any member of the family, for very little money.”

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The hats will be displayed at the 7th annual ploughing festival held this year on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.

The spokesman added: “It’s not just Ploughing! The festival is a fun day out for all the family.”

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMIT

Nearly 200 woolly hats have been made for the annual Prickwillow Ploughing Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: SUBMITTED

The festival takes place at Green Farm, next to Prickwillow Engine Museum and ticket prices are: Adults £7.50. Accompanied children under 16 are free. A two day ticket is £12. For more information, call: 01353 662645 or 01353 720737.

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