THEY natter as they knit – and the results of their weekly get together are helping young children all over the world.
The Charmouth Knit and Natter Club, one of several in Dorset and throughout the country, has been going for nine years and meet between 2pm and 4pm at St Andrew’s Hall clubroom every Thursday throughout the year.
It provides the 19 members the chance to have a good chat whilst they put their knitting skills to great use for the benefit of mothers and young children around the globe.
The group is supervised by joint leaders Jan Coleman and Lynne Butler who would be pleased to welcome new members and receive donations of yarn. The group raise funds at two coffee mornings, held around Easter-time and in November, to pay for their wool, bringing in between £300 and £400 every time.
The last event in Charmouth Village Hall on Saturday, March 23 was well supported as always with a number of stalls selling a variety of items and cakes together with a table of examples of their work and literature about the good causes they support.
The Charmouth Knit and Natters provide blankets and jumpers for the Women’s Refuge Centre in Dorchester; the Baby Bear project in Durban, South Africa, where new-born babies are often sent home wrapped in newspaper; refugee children in Northern Iraq (jumpers, toys, teddies and hand puppets), Bridport Hospital (teddies for children who have to have stitches); and they also support the Cats Protection League by making cat blankets.