Big scarf now halfway to its Winsley hospice destination

This Is Wiltshire: Knitters at the Rising Sun – John Purnell, Annie Skinner, Liz Northeast and Emily Knight – find out how far they have to go with their giant scarf, which should eventually stretch from the pub to Dorothy House, Winsley, 1.9 miles away Knitters at the Rising Sun – John Purnell, Annie Skinner, Liz Northeast and Emily Knight – find out how far they have to go with their giant scarf, which should eventually stretch from the pub to Dorothy House, Winsley, 1.9 miles away

Charity knitters making a giant scarf in aid of Dorothy House met at the Rising Sun, in Bradford on Avon, to check on their progress.

They also discussed ways to get more support for their cause.

In January the pub, in Winsley Road, started making a 1.9-mile scarf as part of a Knit One Help One campaign. People from knitting groups across the South West have been making segments for a scarf to stretch from the pub to Dorothy House in Winsley.

At the latest measuring session, the group discovered it had reached its halfway mark.

Landlady Liz Northeast said: “We decided that we’d like to put the scarf together and stretch it out on the street, to show our progress and raise further support for the project. We think doing this will give the campaign a huge boost and show that the efforts of everyone involved so far have been hugely appreciated.”

Mrs Northeast said the group planned to hold public knitting sessions to raise sponsorship. So far, £500 has been collected.

For information about the campaign, call 01225 862354.

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