Charity appealing for wool to help children

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

A charity is appealing for unwanted wool to help children thousands of miles away.

Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North has more than 150 knitters producing children’s clothes that are sent to three continents and eight causes in Tyneside.

But due to the increased level of production, they are suffering from a shortage of knitting wool and are appealing for anyone who has unused balls of wool to donate them to this cause.

Any knitting wool can be used and volunteers from Angels of the North will also collect from homes within the area.

Anyone who can help should contact trustee Carl Hire on (0191) 252 8405.

Speaking at the launch of their latest marathon knitting project, Honorary Chief Executive Barbara Connors-Fowler said that the charity’s normal trade sources of free wool had dried up because of the credit crunch, so they were appealing directly to the public.