Nattering knitters click for charity

Seaton’s nimble-fingered needlewomen turn out much needed clothes for prematue babies

Wagging chins at Seaton are helping to keep tiny tots warm.

Combined with clicking needles they ensure the local ‘knit and natter’ group turns out a staggering number of items for premature babies.

The group of dedicated and talented ladies meet at Number One, Harepath Road, on Thursday afternoons to produce tiny jackets, blankets, hats, mittens and bootees.

They reckon to produce a staggering 450 jackets a year, for the Premature Baby Unit at Wonford Hospital, in Exeter.

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The group also knits thousands of cute miniature hats as a fund raiser for Age UK Devon and more recently knitted over 400 tiny Easter chicks to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Organisers Anne Howe and Wendy Millett said: “People can knit whatever they like, cardigans, jumpers for themselves or babies’ clothes and blankets for one of our good causes.

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“Everyone is welcome at the meetings, between 1.30pm and 3,30pm. There is no charge, just 60p for a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit.”

Interested people can call Anne Howe on 01297 24311 or Wendy Millett 01297 625256. Donations of wool are always welcome, even part balls

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