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Knitting natterers have raised more than £15k so far

Created on 02/07/2022 @ 10:33

Newtown's knitting natterers have been praised by a local politician for their fundraising efforts.

The Knitter and Natter group, which meets every Thursday at the Methodist Church in Back Lane, have raised £15,000 for charity so far and that doesn't include 2022.

They have been visited by Montgomeryshire Member of the Welsh Parliament, Russell George, who said the group of knitters were doing an amazing job fundraising.

The group are an informal knitting club for knitters (and crocheters) of all levels who enjoy working on their own and joint projects, who enjoy a chat and who also want to support the community by raising money for multiple causes.

Since the team started fundraising six years ago, they have raised over £15,000 for charity, with money so far going to causes such as the Welsh Air Ambulance, Hope House and Bronglais Hospital. 

Those involved in the group are also constantly knitting items to sell on charity stalls the next one will be at the Food Festival.

Speaking after his visit to the group, Mr George said: "It was great to visit the Knitter and Natter group this week in Newtown. They meet every Thursday and do fantastic work within the community.

"I'd like to say thanks to the group for all they do in the community, they are a great asset to Newtown and the surrounding area.

"The team provide a warm space for knitting enthusiasts to practice their knitting, have a chat with friends and raise money for charity which i think is fantastic.

"Whilst I didn't join them in knitting, I did manage to join in a good natter."