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Knitters asked to bounce into action for charity
2:50pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
SWINDON’S knitters are being invited to take up their needles to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by making legwarmers for trampolinists.
Trampoline supplier Super Tramp has joined forces with knitwear designer Rebecca Peach from www.twigsknits.com to offer people a free pattern to make legwarmers in aid of the CF Trust.
Chris Prentis, managing director of Super Tramp, said: “People can download or print off their free knitting pattern by visiting www.supertramp.co.uk.
“Once the legwarmers are knitted we are asking people to send them back in so that they can be sold via our website in the run up to Christmas with all proceeds going to the CF Trust, which is our Charity of the Year.
“Legwarmers are great for garden trampolinists as they help keep their ankles warm in the cooler months.
“But they can’t be made of man-made fibres because otherwise they can create too much static.”
The CF Trust wishes to highlight the health benefits of bouncing to CF sufferers, of which there are more than 9,300 in the UK. Super Tramp will help raise funds for the charity this year.
Senior corporate and trust fundraising manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: “We know that families with children who have CF often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio and we’re delighted to be part of this whacky challenge to the nation’s knitters.”
The pattern is available from www.supertramp.co.uk and knitted legwarmers should be returned by July 30, 2013.