Knitting up a storm to help hospice appeal

Katrina Flynn  and Debi Silver with their embroidery and knitted bunting.Pic Richard Ponter 142717
Katrina Flynn and Debi Silver with their embroidery and knitted bunting.Pic Richard Ponter 142717

“Come on Scarborough, get knitting!” That’s the message from organisers of a huge charity event that is sweeping the region.

The Great Yorkshire Bunting Knit is a chance for people to knit a pennant, pay a pound and help Martin House Children’s Hospice raise £120,000 for its “Good Night’s Sleep Appeal”.

The bunting knit is open to all and is running until August 15, after which all the entries will be on display at the Advintageous Vintage Fair at the Spa on August 24.

Co-organiser Katrina Flynn said: “We’re amazed at the phenomenal amount we’ve had so far and how creative people have been. People have really taken it to their hearts.”

All you need to do to get involved is knit a pennant - or more than one if you like - attach your details and take it to one of the local drop-off points, paying £1 per pennant.

The Scarborough drop-off point is Violet Lux in St Nicholas Street, where free knit and natter sessions are being held every Tuesday afternoon.

Help and advice will be available for novices and a suggested knitting pattern is available from the shop.

All the proceeds will go towards Martin House, which is Scarborough’s local children’s hospice. The winner will be invited to the vintage fair to collect their prize.