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Pendle ‘clickers’ get crafty for Royal British Legion’s annual appeal
A PENDLE group is hoping a stitch in time will raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion.
The Crafty Clickers, who meet at the ACE Centre in Nelson, have joined forces with the Nelson and District Branch of the charity to make knitted poppies for this year’s annual Poppy Appeal.
All members of the crafty crew have been given a pattern to knit the hand-crafted poppies.
Crafty Clickers’ organiser Beverly McKiernan said: “The plan is to knit as many of these little masterpieces as possible which will be part of the RBL fundraising effort this autumn.
“The hand knits will have special pride of place at the RBL stand at this year’s vintage and craft fair to be held at he ACE Centre from October 11 to 13.”
As the organisers want this to be a record-breaking success, they are still looking for more knitters to produce similar items to help support this worthy cause.
Anyone interested in getting involved should ring Beverly at the ACE Centre on 01282 661080 and she will forward a copy of the pattern.
Then all you have to do is work away at the poppies in your own time.
Beverly said: “Whether you have time to do one, or a hundred, your input will be very welcome indeed.”
Beverly will liaise with each crafter until the big unveiling when the final tally will be presented to the local branch of the legion.
Similarly, anyone wishing to support the scheme with donations of knitting needles, or red, green and black wool, should contact Beverly on the same number.
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