Needles out for charity donation

Needles out for charity donation

Blackpool’s eager knitters have been raising money for charity.

Blackpool Fairness Commission and local community groups have motivated a special army of knitters to pull together and make 200 small woolly hats as part of the national Big Knit campaign.

Knitters, ranging from 8 years old to 70, have been clicking away over the last three weeks to raise money for the Innocent Big Knit campaign.

The hats will now be sent off to the campaign before they are put atop bottles of innocent smoothies, who will donate 25p to Age UK for each bottle sold.

The campaign shows how the Fairness Commission can bring communities together for a good cause, says Blackpool Council Leader Simon Blackburn.

“This is a great example of what can be achieved when people work together. The Fairness Commission as a body has the influence to get community groups involved in a project that can benefit the people of Blackpool by helping to keep older people warm over the winter.

“All of our knitters should be very proud of the job that they’ve done.”

To find out more about the Fairness Commission, and how you can get involved, visit www.blackpoolfairness.wordpress.com