A NEW BILTON woman who has been clicking away with the knitting needles since she was a teenager is appealing for help for charity.
Elizabeth Hammond wanted to give something back to Rugby Myton Day Hospice for the excellent service they provide.
The 27-year-old decided to volunteer after she became a mother of two and had spare time in the evenings when her children had gone to bed.
She now makes knitted items for the Barby Road facility and sells items to donate to the centre.
Elizabeth, of Johnson Avenue, said: “As a full time mum to two children, at night during my ‘me’ time I thought I wanted to give something back to Rugby hospice.
“It is a great hospice and as I live in Rugby I thought about knitting hats for premature babies right through to adults.”
Elizabeth has been able to knit since she was a teenager having been inspired by her mother, Barbara, who has long enjoyed has always been into crafts. They have made cards and salt dough figures and have sewn together for many years.
Elizabeth sells the hats at places like toddler groups and crafts fairs. She also knits other items including ‘shabby chic’ tea cosies to help the hospice.
She added: “I picked the knitting needles up again about two months ago as I thought I needed a project.
“As I don’t work I would be grateful for donations of wool any kind any colour to help me along with my fundraising.
“I’d appreciate any help I can get to continue helping this worthwhile cause.
“I know people who have used the services of a hospice and I think the staff do a wonderful job so it’s nice to be able to do something for them.”
Donations can be dropped off or sent to Elizbaeth’s home which is 64 Johnson Avenue, New Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7BX. For more information telephone (01788) 540929.