Local Groups

High Ham Knitting for Charity Group - updated Aug '18
August '18
Our small informal knitting Group was formed almost a year ago.
We meet at Tutnell House, Henley from 2pm until 4pm on the third Thursday of the month.If you would like to join us, have wool, needles you nolonger want, please contact Margaret Cox 01458 250861 or 07766576356  or cox582@btinternet.comWhile some of us are experienced knitters, some are beginners with help on hand when needed.
To date we have made -
Around 300 premature baby hats donated  to the  Bath RUH (appeal now closed)                    
Several blankets using eight inch squares
70 girls hand bags with purses and goodies
50 pencil cases (filled with pencils, crayons a sharpener and colouring book) 
2 satchels
25 Bennie hats 
10 Hat and gloves sets  
22 duck hand puppets      
20 clown hand  puppets
21 rabbit hand puppets
 
We are pleased to say our above items will all be delivered personally by Mrs Ginny Smith (from Curry Rivel) to needy children at a village school in Romania. Ginny and three friends will be visiting  in early December. They will be there for the arrival of the shoe box appeal lorry.
 
(At the High Ham Ladies Group meeting on 6th February 2019 Ginny will be coming to tell us all about the organisation that runs the shoe box appeal and  about her recent visit. It will be great to see photos of our items being received by the children) 
 
We are still knitting and would welcome any knitters to join us or just knit. All items are very basic knitting and  we have several patterns available
We would be pleased to receive any unwanted wool, buttons, pencils for filling pencil cases or items to put in the handbags.
Margaret Cox

January '18 was our 3rd session of knitting hats for premature babies at Royal United Bath Hospital. 185 knitted as of 18th January, 60 of them by Jackie Tottle). We spend a very enjoyable afternoon knitting, chatting, a cup of tea and biscuits to keep us going.