A borough charity is appealing for anyone with unwanted wool to get in touch.
Umbrella charity Angels of the North has recently distributed over 1,200 items of knitted woollen clothes to families in North Tyneside.
The charity has more than 100 knitters in North Tyneside producing children’s clothes, including a very large team of members of Age UK.
The next project is to supply a further 2,500 items of knitwear to poor families in North Tyneside.
Because of the increased levels of production, Angels of the North is suffering from a shortage of knitting wool and is appealing for anyone who has unused balls of wool cluttering up their cupboards, for which they have no further use, to donate them to this cause.
Any knitting wool can be used and volunteers from Angels of the North will collect from homes within the area.
Anyone with wool to donate can call Carl Hire on (0191) 252 8405.