Fenland’s charity knitters need more wool to help disadvantaged children

Grace Pepper's knitting that has reached around the world

Grace Pepper's knitting that has reached around the world - Credit: Archant

FENLAND’S most prolific knitting lady has made an appeal for more wool.

For the last 15 years, Grace Pepper, of Wisbech St Mary, has been coordinating a group of more than 20 keen knitters from the Fens.

The 89-year-old has 180 jumpers stored in her house ready to go down to Essex where an organisation will send them abroad to orphanages in different countries.

Grace said: “I would like to thank everybody who has donated wool and money and everyone who has knitted for me over the years.

“If people could send more wool I would be very appreciative.”

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The group has sent more than 2,000 hand-stitched jumpers, 1,700 teddies and hundreds of blankets to children living in poverty across the world.

Grace has a folder full of thank-you letters which have poured in from children and charity leaders over the last decade.

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Donations can be made by contacting Grace on 01945 410794.

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