Cracking result for Shoreham knitters

Easter chicks at Shoreham Knitting and Needlecraft, raising money for St Barnabas House
Easter chicks at Shoreham Knitting and Needlecraft, raising money for St Barnabas House

NATTY knitted chicks proved popular in Shoreham this year, nearly doubling the annual fundraising efforts.

Staff at Shoreham Knitting and Needlecraft, in East Street, have been supporting St Barnabas House hospice in Worthing for three years, rustling up little chicks each Easter and robins at Christmas.

People are happy to support it because it is for a good cause and all the hospices do a good job

Heather Brown, Shoreham Knitting and Needlecraft

Heather Brown and Helen Clarke lead the little group, affectionately known as the Knitting Noras, and chose to support the hospice in memory of friends who have died from cancer.

Heather explained: “It started off a couple of years ago. Someone had a pattern for chicks and we did a few for the window display and it progressed from there.”

Helen was knitting them at home and many were snapped up by friends before they got to the shop.

“This year, we wanted to beat last year’s figure of £300 and thought we might be able to make £400,” said Heather. “We actually raised £570 in the end.

“People are happy to support it because it is for a good cause and all the hospices do a good job.

“At Christmas, we dress as Santa and knit little Christmas hats with chocolates in them. It is mainly staff at the shop, who all do knitting.”