We’re looking for people who want to get involved in a winter knitting project to help provide hats for children across Bury. Six Town Housing will be working with local primary schools and other voluntary organisations to help make this happen.

If you want to get involved, you can either knit at home or we can put you in contact with one of our local knitting groups and you can join them each week for a cuppa, a chat and some knitting. One of our aims with this project is to tackle loneliness amongst those who often don’t get a chance to socialise with others. Wool, needles and patterns can be provided if you need them.

The idea came after a number of parents expressed concern about the coming winter, especially after a lot of families have lost the £20-a-week uplift from Universal Credit. Six Town Housing’s knitting groups have previously been involved with various projects, such as knitting for the premature baby unit and knitting scarves for the homeless, so they wanted to help.

Lynne Sandiford, Community Development Worker, said “I am really excited about the knitting project. We are all facing a difficult winter and this project will provide the opportunity for as many people as possible from across the community to work together on something that can benefit everyone involved.”

To find out more or get involved, email Lynne Sandiford at l.sandiford@sixtownhousing.org.

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