African youngsters knitted warm clothes

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CHILDREN in the Kingdom of Lesotho have unwrapped hundreds of warm jumpers and scarves thanks to local knitters.

Rita McCoy, who has been supporting schools and orphanages in the impoverished African nation for 17 years, has had confirmation that seven large boxes of goodies have arrived in the country.

She said: ‘Knitters from across the area have made hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers and people have kindly donated pens and skipping ropes.

‘The Havant Lions paid the shipping costs with help from Browns hairdressers.

‘I know the children will appreciate it so much during the bitterly cold winter.’