Local residents cast on for charity
Published by Alliance Homes for Alliance Homes in Communities
The knitters in front of their creations
Nimble-fingered Alliance Homes residents from sheltered schemes across North Somerset have been busy knitting for charity. Hundreds of blanket squares, hats, scarves and jumpers have been created for knit-a-square.com, a charity that supports South African children who have been orphaned through AIDS and extreme poverty.
To celebrate their hard work, Alliance Homes organised a get-together for all the knitters involved so they could share their accomplishments and enjoy a chat over tea and home-made cake. One knitter said of her involvement: "This group has given me a purpose and I can now sleep much better at nights, knowing that I have something to look forward to. Joining in has given me the confidence to join in with other groups and activities."
Karen Bennett, Alliance Homes Resident Activities Co-ordinator, says, "The number of people who have given their time to knit for charity has been staggering and I want to thank them all for their hard work. Not only will their knitted items really help orphaned children in South Africa, but it has been a great way for our older residents to relax, get creative and keep active."