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Scarf will be two miles long

A group of pub knitters have made a 750-metre scarf, but they have no intention of stopping there.

The women are planning to keep clicking their needles until their woolly creation runs all the way from their local to the Dorothy House Hospice – just under two miles away.

The Knit One, Help One campaign was launched at the beginning of the year by the landlady of The Rising Sun pub in Bradford-on-Avon, to raise money for the local hospice.

Around 50 knitters from across the region have been adding to the scarf and they are now a quarter of the way to their final target.

The knitters click away on their project from their own homes and also during regular meetings at the pub. The campaign has raised £300 in sponsorship so far and more will be raised when the item is finally sold off as shorter scarves and blankets.

One recent contribution to the scarf was a piece of knitting from resident Joyce Taylor that was the size of a car tyre when rolled up.

Landlady Liz Northeast said: “I’m totally amazed by Mrs Taylor’s contribution.

“She rang up after the first article in the Wiltshire Times and I just said ‘keep going’ and she asked if I was sure, but I didn’t realise it was anywhere near this big.

“It is amazing that something as huge as this could have been done by one person, although every little helps and all donations are welcome.”

 

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