Appeal for wool to help Syrian refugees

Angels of the North volunteers packing children's knitted clothing.

Angels of the North volunteers packing children's knitted clothing.

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A charity is appealing for more wool to help support needy families and communities abroad.

Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North has 150 knitters producing children’s clothes for distribution to three continents and eight causes on Tyneside.

However, due to high levels of production they are suffering a shortage of knitting wool.

They are appealing for anyone with unused balls of wool to hand it over.

Honorary chief executive Barbara Connors-Fowler said the charity’s normal trade sources of free wool had dried up because of the credit crunch so it was appealing directly to the public.

She said: “We have urgent need of knitting wool for the clothes that our volunteer knitters are currently producing to go to Syrian refugees in northern Turkey, who are facing the approaching winter in cardboard shelters.”

Anyone who can donate any wool should ring Carl Hire on 0191 252 8405.