Two churches are busy knitting to make sure the needy are warm this winter.
Christ Church, Linthwaite, and St Barnabas, Crosland Moor’s weekly Knit and Natter group have come together to help those in need keep warm this winter.
Launching their campaign to create as many hats and scarves to support those using Huddersfield’s The Welcome Centre – a crisis centre and food bank in the town – the group hope to make a positive difference to those forced to sleep rough, those struggling with debts, addiction or tackling tough domestic issues.
It is the latest kind-hearted project for the group, who formed last January and have also rustled up teddies for trauma and other knitted goods to support other campaigns
Christ Church and St Barnabas deacon and Reverend, Ann Broxham, said: “We have been collecting for and supporting the work of The Welcome Centre for some time now and realising how cold it can get as the nights draw in, we thought we’d start making some hats and scarves in the Knit and Natter group to try and help this winter.”
The Welcome Centre on Lord Street offers practical support, including food, toiletries, bedding, household items and warm clothes to individuals and families in the south Kirklees area through its food bank.
Ann said: “The people they help are facing job loss, debt and eviction, homelessness, fleeing violence, have drug or alcohol problems or are struggling with mental or physical health issues, younger people and asylum seekers and other problems.
“The Centre is doing a tremendous job supporting all those families who find themselves in need.”
The knit and natter group are also busy knitting a Nativity set for a festival to be held at Christchurch Linthwaite and St Barnabas Crosland Moor on December 6.