We’re such a close-knit community

Published on: 02 Dec 2013


WOOL, needles, tea and cake – what better way to spend a miserable late autumn morning than knitting and nattering.

This group met for the first time at Downend Library to create blanket squares for babies in Africa as part of the Downend Connect initiative, which was launched by South Gloucestershire Council and Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council and is backed by Downend Voice.

The aim of Downend Connect is to bring older people together to enjoy activities.

The knitting group’s first project is in support of of a charity called called Fish and Chip Babies, which was started in response to hearing that newborns were often wrapped in newspaper to keep them warm.

Parish councillor Martyn Poole said: “I am so pleased we are able to start this group as many people have asked if a knitting group can be arranged. There is an urgent need for blanket squares for these babies

The group meets on Monday mornings at the library from 10am until noon. Participants are welcome to bring their own knitting if they wish.

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