Knatty Knitters Fundraising Triumph

February 2015

Knitting Group

Luke Rutter, Treasurer of the MNDA Cleveland meets Middleton Hall’s talented knitting group.

Sparks must have been flying off the needles of our infamous knitting group lately as they presented a cheque for an incredible £845 to Luke Rutter, Treasurer of the Motor Neurone Disease Association: Cleveland.

The Knatty Knitters raised the money through knitting and selling a vast amount of items including scarves, gloves, hats, blankets, cushions, socks and knitted toys from pandas and zebras to spotty dalmations! These beautifully handcrafted pieces were sold at Reception on a number of occasions and at their Christmas Fair stall.

Knitting GroupThis is a cause close to their hearts as Sue Hoggarth’s, Middleton Grove Carer, son Michael suffers from MND. Mr Rutter was overwhelmed by the generous contribution: “£845 is more than a drop in the ocean – it’s a wonderful amount, this will be used directly to help patients and carers locally – Thank you so much.”.

This is just one of the group’s triumphs over the past year having knitted, donated and sold hundreds of items for a variety of great causes. They have knitted poppies for the Darlington Railway Museum, hats for Age UK’s Innocent Smoothie Campaign, donkeys for the Donkey Sanctuary, blankets for our minibuses and raised money for the Alzheimer’s Society – to name just a few!

The talented group meet every Tuesday at 3:00pm in Middleton Grove Reading Room and welcome any new members who would like to join them – for the natter if not the knitting!

Well done ladies and keep up the fantastic work. As Pam Readman, Middleton Woods resident and member of our talented knitting group, said “Never underestimate the power of a knitting needle!”.