Knitted baubles to help St Andrew’s

Pictured is Louth hospice shop manager Helen Dawson and volunteer at the shop of eight years, James Oakes.
Pictured is Louth hospice shop manager Helen Dawson and volunteer at the shop of eight years, James Oakes.

St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice is teaming up with Louth Town Council and Louth in Bloom to sell ‘knitted baubles’ with personalised dedications to raise much needed funds.

The knitted baubles, which were created by the Knitters and Natters group in Louth, were used to decorate the town centre last Christmas.

Louth Town Clerk Linda Blankley has washed and revived the knitted baubles so that they can be used to decorate Christmas trees in the town, which will be placed in large tubs at the corner 
between Aswell Street and Kidgate by the Town Council in conjunction with Louth in Bloom, courtesy of the 
‘All Occasions’ florists in Eastgate.

The St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice shop, at the opposite end of Aswell Street on the corner with Queen Street, will be selling labels for people to write personalised dedications for their loved ones.

The labels can also be bought from the Louth Town Council offices at The Sessions House in Eastgate, and at the Light Up event in Louth town centre tomorrow (November 27). Each label costs £2 and all the proceeds go towards a very worthy cause, helping to support children suffering from life-limiting illnesses.

Kelly Uprichard, the children’s hospice representative for East Lindsey, said: “At this time of year, people’s thoughts of course turn to families and loved ones. This is a chance for you to show your support for other families going through challenging times.

“Share some of that festive spirit and buy a bauble. It’s a great stocking filler and you will help raise vital funds for poorly children who use the hospice’s services.”

The knitted baubles will be hung on the Aswell Street Christmas tree on December 7.