Call for knitters to hep Swansea homeless
A Swansea woman is calling for people to knit together to help the homeless.
Debbie Jones, who has been knitting scarves and blankets for the Swansea Homeless Community for three years, has turned to the internet to gather support.
And after creating a Facebook page entitled Knit A Square This Winter over 800 people joined.
Groups as well as individuals have joined up to contribute including Bishop Gore School Knitting Group, Portmead Puddleducks Flying Start, Penlan and Fforestfach Libraries and the Cyrenians at St Matthews Church.
She said: “I know a scarf or a blanket may not be the best thing to keep one warm on a freezing winter night, but every little helps.”
Until now Debbie has been donating her own supplies of wool and knitting equipment but they are running low.
She said: “If anyone has old wool, odd balls or knitting needles that they won’t use and would give to the cause then to please contact me.”
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07914377911. If you are interested in joining the knitting community please join the Facebook page ‘Knit A Square This Winter’.