Charitable drive’s woolly thinking in need of boost

A charity is on the lookout for wool so it can export knitted clothes to Third World countries in need of them.

Angels of the North has more than 100 knitters in North Tyneside producing children’s clothes on its behalf.

They are currently producing warm clothing for poverty-stricken children in the mountains of Bolivia, but they are being hampered by a shortage of knitting wool.

They are appealing for anyone with unused balls of wool cluttering up their cupboards to donate them.

Any knitting wool can be used and volunteers at Angels of the North can arrange to collect it.

Charity chief executive Barbara Connors-Fowler said: “Within the last two years, I have been in eastern Europe, Nigeria and Nepal distributing much-needed knitwear, and other essentials, and every child receiving a gift was so delighted by the lovely clothes.”

Anyone wanting to donate wool is asked to contact charity trustee Carl Hire on (0191) 252 8405.