Knitted chicks set to boost funds

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A host of colourful chicks is winging its way to Harrogate to help raise funds for carers across the district.

For the tenth year running a dedicated team of volunteer knitters at Yorkshire charity Carers’ Resource, which has an office in North Park Road, Harrogate, has created a range of special woollen chick egg covers.

Money raised helps support unpaid carers – people who look after a relative or friend who has an illness, frailty, disability or addiction.

The chicks, knitted all colours of the rainbow, are on sale at £2 each, which includes a Cadbury crème egg.

In the past nine years 12,250 have been sold, raising £19,429, and previous themes have included Le Grant Depart and the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Some 1,200 chicks and are on sale in Carers’ Resource Harrogate and Ripon offices and other outlets, including: Raworths Solicitors in Station Parade, Harrogate; Hampsthwaite Post Office; Spring Gables GP Surgery in Birtswith; Feastfield Medical Centre in Pateley Bridge; Kudos, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate; Noir Hair Salon, Otley Road, Harrogate; and Harrogate Hair and Beauty, Westmoreland Street, Harrogate.

Anyone interested in supporting the appeal can contact Anne Wells, Carers’ Resource Fundraising Coordinator, on 01423 500555.

Picture are Harrogate volunteer knitters and some of their creations.