No more wool is needed thanks to 'overwhelming' response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal

PUBLISHED: 14:30 14 November 2017

No more wool is needed thanks to ‘overwhelming’ response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal

No more wool is needed thanks to 'overwhelming' response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal

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The response to Littleport & Ely Timebank's appeal for wool has been "overwhelming".

No more wool is needed thanks to ‘overwhelming’ response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal No more wool is needed thanks to ‘overwhelming’ response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal

The appeal was made so members could knit a gift as part of a campaign to provide Christmas care packages to elderly people in the community.

The group has received several black bin bags of wool from drop off points including Cutlacks in Ely and Sigma Embroidery in Littleport.

No more wool is needed thanks to ‘overwhelming’ response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal No more wool is needed thanks to ‘overwhelming’ response to Littleport & Ely Timebank appeal

Individuals and community groups the Lighthouse Knitters have also been knitting twiddle muffs for people with Alzheimers, and squares to be sewn together for lap blankets to go towards this campaign.

On November 4, members held a twiddle muff making workshop to teach people to knit the items with guest Deb Cutis reading excerpts from her play about her experiences of dementia.

Mayor of Ely Richard Hobbs also judged a Christmas card competition. He also paid to have the cards printed which will go with the items.

Caline Easey, Timebank co-ordinator, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic response this campaign has had from the members and wider community.

“We are hugely grateful to Cutlacks, Sigma Embroidery, The Mayor, Wilkinsons and the public for their time and generosity.”

Littleport Timebank is hoping to collect the last of the items by November 22 ready to be wrapped and distributed to individuals, care homes and groups who do outreach work in the community by early December.

Contact Caline on caline.easey@chsgroup.org.uk or call 07702517746 for more information.

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