Knit and natter for a goodwill cause

Debbie Fear from North End W.I. attended the Royal Marines and Royal Navy Children's Fund Knit 'N' Natter event.
Debbie Fear from North End W.I. attended the Royal Marines and Royal Navy Children's Fund Knit 'N' Natter event.
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KNITTERS have been using their skills to help make a difference.

Ladies groups across Portsmouth met at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, to knit miniature servicemen and women for a goodwill project.

The creations were made for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund, which plans to give them along with a book about post-traumatic stress disorder to families it works with in September.

Similar knitting days are due to be held in Portsmouth in the near future.

Clare Scherer, events organiser for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund, said everyone enjoyed taking part.

‘There was a whole range of groups from across Portsmouth which got involved,’ she said.

‘They all loved it and loved the fact they were helping families. We felt knitting was a quite simple way of explaining how we want to knit families back together.’