The ladies at the Warrington retirement village have been
knitting baby clothes, hats, scarves, mittens, toys, tea cosies and
even Christmas pudding covers to raise money!
ExtraCare Locksmith® Mike Hill said that their crafts have been
on sale all year, and have been particularly in demand at the
summer and Christmas fairs.
The knitting group, ably led by Sue Johnson and made up of
Margaret Uttley, Amy Lynch, Thelly Corlett, Olive Griffiths,
Gillian Banks, Mo Wells and Francis Brizland, have given donations
to the local hospice, the Salvation Army, the children's ward at
Warrington hospital, and have even part-sponsored a young man who
is going to teach in Africa.
Donations from the group have also helped a charity called
Warrington Open Door At Christmas, which provides meals for the
elderly, homeless and vulnerable over the Christmas period. This
year, the charity fed over 400 people between Christmas Day and 2nd
The busy group of knitters have also been donating some of their
work - any leftover wool was knitted up into blankets and given to
the local Cats Protection Society.
Picture: The knitting group. Seated left to right:
Margaret Uttley, Gillian Banks, Amy Lynch. Standing left to right:
Thelly Corlett, Sue Johnson, Olive Griffiths.
Congratulate the Ryfields knitting group on Facebook!
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0789 105 3062