Joan’s knitting finds a charitable home

Mrs Joan Long has just donated a box of 50 knitted items to the inner wheel in Bridlington. She is pictured with a few of the items that she has kept after her donation. 120348.'Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'20/01/2012.
Mrs Joan Long has just donated a box of 50 knitted items to the inner wheel in Bridlington. She is pictured with a few of the items that she has kept after her donation. 120348.'Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'20/01/2012.

A Bridlington woman is delighted to have found a home for 50 home made knitted items following an appeal in the Free Press.

Joan Long, 77, of Kingfisher Drive, was keen to donate the garments, which she has been knitting for the past two years, to a charity helping children overseas.

There was a huge response to the appeal and Mrs Long has happily decided to give the clothes to the Bridlington Inner Wheel who in turn will hand them over with other items collected over the year to a Beverley based charity called Jacobs Well.

Jacobs Well helps children in Africa and Eastern Europe by sending out food, clothes, medical supplies and equipment.

Mrs Long said: “The Inner Wheel said they had never been given such a big box of knitted clothes before.

“I’m over the moon, it’s really good to know that these clothes will be going to the right place.”

The clothes, all for children aged 1-5, included jumpers, cardigans, matinee coats, pullovers and beanie hats, and will be sent out in the spring.

This latest donation is Mrs Long’s third box of knitting to be sent abroad and she would like to say thank you to everybody who got in touch following this latest appeal.

Arthritis has forced Mrs Long to cut down on her knitting recently, but she still plans to keep going with her passion of 70 years, though at a more relaxed pace.