A stitch in time by a busy bunch of hobbyists is raising funds for North Walsham hospital.
The Trunch group of the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers is creating items for a spring sale which will generate cash for the hospital Friends.
The sale is on Saturday April 2 at the village Methodist Church on North Walsham Road from 10am until noon and will feature Easter-themed pieces which have been knitted, crocheted and sewn by group members.
They include chicks, eggs, flowers, hats, teddy bears, mittens, crosses and bookmarks.
Group coordinator Val Dagley said: “We have supported lots of charities and chose the Friends when we were asked by the village shop about knitting some bedsocks for hospital patients at Christmas. We could not help at the time, but we hope the sale will raise some funds for them.”Easter crafts by Trunch Knitters and Stitchers will boost Hospital Friends funds.
Hospital Friends chairman Keith Jarvis added: “We are delighted by Knitters’ support. We provide extras for the hospital patients and staff from funds that come entirely from public donations – so every little helps.
“Our current projects include improving the gardens with new furniture and pathways, and ongoing plans to buy equipment, specialist chairs and a quiet room for staff and overnight visitors.”
The Knitters and Stitchers meet on the third Monday of each month at the village hall – to craft and enjoy a cuppa and chat. Non-crafters are welcome to drop in for some company, while some members also purely work from home and do not visit the meetings.
They support a variety of causes through their work, and have also been knitting for the Warm Baby Project helping premature babies all over the country. During Covid they made hundreds of “ear saver” mask attachments for local surgeries and care homes.
The group relies on donations of materials such as wool, fabric, buttons and patterns. Anyone interested in joining or donating materials should contact Val Dagley on 01263 721374.