Knitting group needs more wool

An Exmouth over-50s group is celebrating two years of knitting for charity.

An Exmouth over-50s group is celebrating two years of knitting for charity.

The Exmouth Knit and Chat Group meets every Thursday from 10am to noon at Dennings Court, in Withycombe.

The group, run by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP), is a social club designed to get its members together to knit things for good causes.

Among the causes they have knitted for are British troops in Afghanistan and Christmas boxes for local charities.

Perhaps, most bizarrely, they have also knitted 20 sets of breasts for midwifes at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to teach breast feeding techniques with – and have been asked to knit more.

Having started with just a handful of members, the group now has 29 regulars who, between them, have knitted 966 garments in the past year.

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To do their knitting, the group is reliant on donations of wool, which are always gratefully received.

East Devon RSVP organiser Howard Witts said: “It’s about getting the members together and having a social group, as well as knitting for charities. We’d like to thank all the people who have donated wool.”

The group are still looking for donations of wool, and anyone who can help is asked to call Sandra Witts on (01395) 273692.

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