Knitters get to work to help children

Whissendine Knit and Natter group has made 200 items for the Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal. Pictured are Jill Fenby-Taylor, Jackie Cranwell-Ward, Marion Lawrie, Caroline Meakin, Jean Parkes and (front) Sarah Bysouth and Sue Spencer.

Whissendine Knit and Natter group has made 200 items for the Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal. Pictured are Jill Fenby-Taylor, Jackie Cranwell-Ward, Marion Lawrie, Caroline Meakin, Jean Parkes and (front) Sarah Bysouth and Sue Spencer.

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A knitting group has made almost 200 items in support of the Operation 
Christmas Child shoebox appeal.

Members of Whissendine Knit and Natter have made scarves, mittens, purses, puppets, bracelets and scrunchies.

They will be sent to children abroad who are unlikely to receive any 
other presents this 
Christmas.

Group member Jill Fenby-Taylor said: “It is always a lot of fun knitting these items, choosing the yarns, trying out new 
patterns and imagining the children’s faces when they open their shoe boxes.”

The group has been running for four years and has supported the appeal each 
Christmas.