Get your knitting needles out to aid charity

Swindon Advertiser: rampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European medallist and is helping to raise money for the CF Trust, with her knitting. rampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European medallist and is helping to raise money for the CF Trust, with her knitting.

CRAFT groups from Swindon are being asked to take on a charity knitting challenge this month and beyond to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Club members are invited to make legwarmers along with thousands of home knitters to fundraise for the Trust.

Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: “We’re hoping hundreds of wonderful legwarmers will be knitted and these will then be sold by one of our corporate supporters, trampoline supplier Super Tramp, on our behalf to help raise money for us.

“Legwarmers are great for garden trampolinists as they help keep their ankles warm in the cooler months. The only proviso is we would like them to be made of natural fibres because otherwise they can create too much static when bouncing.”

Super Tramp is offering clubs a free pattern created by knitwear designer Rebecca Peach. It can be downloaded or printed off by visiting www.supertramp.co.uk.

Chris Prentis, Managing Director of Super Tramp, said: “Once the legwarmers are knitted we are asking people to send them back in so that they can be sold via our website with all proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is our Charity of the Year.”

Super Tramp was founded more than 25 years ago when it introduced the first garden trampolines into the UK.

Sue said: “Families with children who have cystic fibrosis often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio.”

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