Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Charity group hosts a meal to reward hard working supporters
The Seaton Branch of Age UK/Age Concern invited volunteers to a fish and chip supper last week.
It was a thank you for their efforts during last year’s Big Knit fund raising initiative, sponsored by Innocent smoothies.
Some 75 helpers, volunteers and supporters paid a £1 each for the meal, provided by Seaton’s Fish Bar, with the remainder of the cost paid for by the organisers.
Funds are raised by the Knit and Natter group which meets every Thursday afternoon at No 1, in Harepath Rd, Seaton.
Last year members knitted 15,000 tiny hats and sent them off to the Big Knit 2012 organisers, Innocent drinks, who pay Age UK/Age Concern 25p for each one.
The hats were placed on the drink bottles and sold in Sainsbury’s stores for three weeks last winter.
All of the money raised goes directly to providing support to older people in the local community.
Knit and Natter Group organisers Anne Howe and Wendy Millett everyone is welcome to go along and people can make what they like - from cardigans, and jumpers for themselves to baby clothes and blankets for one of their good causes.
“ There is no charge, just 60p for a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit,” they added.
“If anyone has knitting wool, even part balls, which they can donate, please drop them in to us.”
For more information call Anne on 01297 24311 or Wendy 01297 625256.