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Meet the Woodford Green ‘knitting Noras’ helping to keep people in need warm

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:08 18 July 2017

Every Sunday, the “knitty Noras” meet to make colourful squares which are later sewn into blankets, and were recently acclaimed by charity Age UK after finishing their 250th blanket.

Every Sunday, the “knitty Noras” meet to make colourful squares which are later sewn into blankets, and were recently acclaimed by charity Age UK after finishing their 250th blanket.

Jewish CARE

This team of knitters are helping to spread some goodness around the world by knitting hundreds of blankets for British people in need.

Every Sunday, the “knitty Noras” meet to make colourful squares which are later sewn into blankets and sent out across the country.

Blankets were also previously donated to World Jewish Relief to help those in Eastern Europe.

The group have now been acclaimed by charity Age UK after finishing their 250th blanket for people in need

The knitters, from Jewish Blind and DisabledMilne Court building, in South Woodford, have been meeting for six and a half years, making about four blankets a month.

They are led by volunteers Evelyn Camp and Sanara Ziles, from the League of Jewish Women, and Kay Nathan who is a tenant at Milne Court, in Churchfields.

Tenant Helen Silton, who turned 100-years-old in February, has been a member of the group since it started.

She said: “This is definitely a highlight of the week for all of us. It’s good for the limbs and the mind, and a nice social activity where we all get together to knit, chat and enjoy some tea and cake provided by the volunteers.

“We’ve had wonderful letters from Age UK letting us know how the blankets are put to good use and it really feels important that we are doing something to help those in need.”


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