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Knitted items to go to borough families

Project coordinator Ann Elliott with Barbara Connors-Fowler from the Angels of the North.

Project coordinator Ann Elliott with Barbara Connors-Fowler from the Angels of the North.

A borough charity has gathered knitted items from across the world to help families in North Tyneside.

Knitters from as far afield as China, Australia, the United States and Europe knitted or crocheted items for a project called Stiches On The Bridge, which decoratively enclosed the ramparts of the Skye road bridge in Scotland.

After the event, the knitting was stitched into usable items including large blankets, scarves, gloves, cushion covers, bags, hats and cardigans, which were presented to the Angels of the North charity at its Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate depot.

The knitwear will be distributed to needy local families in North Tyneside in September.

Angels of the North’s chief executive officer, Barbara Connors-Fowler, said: “It is thrilling to learn that Angels of the North has been chosen as a partner by so many groups north of the border.”

 

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