May 23 2013 Latest news:
Monday, January 28, 2013
FENLAND’S most prolific knitting lady has made an appeal for more wool.
For the last 15 years, Grace Pepper, of Wisbech St Mary, has been coordinating a group of more than 20 keen knitters from the Fens.
The 89-year-old has 180 jumpers stored in her house ready to go down to Essex where an organisation will send them abroad to orphanages in different countries.
Grace said: “I would like to thank everybody who has donated wool and money and everyone who has knitted for me over the years.
“If people could send more wool I would be very appreciative.”
The group has sent more than 2,000 hand-stitched jumpers, 1,700 teddies and hundreds of blankets to children living in poverty across the world.
Grace has a folder full of thank-you letters which have poured in from children and charity leaders over the last decade.
Donations can be made by contacting Grace on 01945 410794.