WI knitted angels for Home-Start East Lindsey

Knitted angels
Knitted angels

What a lot of busy knitters!

WI members and knitting groups across the district have been knitting angels to help raise money for Home-Start East Lindsey’s family support work this Christmas.

The angels were the idea of a Home-Start volunteer when she heard that a father of one of the local families being supported referred to their volunteer as an ‘angel without wings’.

Tracey Ruddock, Scheme Manager at Home-Start East Lindsey, said: “We love our knitted angels, they are just adorable! We know how valuable the support of our volunteers is to families and we were all very moved by the father’s words of appreciation.

“We are also very grateful to Sue Hodge our volunteer who designed the knitting pattern and to everyone who has been busy with their knitting needles including the WI members, other volunteers, knitting groups, and also The Tanglewood Care Home in Horncastle.

“Our angels are Christmas angels so they do have wings and we hope they will make a great decoration. All the money we raise from the angels will help fund the costs of supporting our volunteers and their visits to families.”

The knitted angels will be available at the Home-Start stalls at the following local Christmas markets: Louth Christmas Market Sunday December 1 inside the HSBC Bank, Woodhall Spa Christmas Fayre Friday December 6 and Horncastle Christmas Festival Market on Sunday December 8.

For more information on the Home-Start angels or volunteering opportunities Home-Start can be contacted on Louth 01507 610665.