Joan Taylor, 85, the founder of the group, which started five years ago, and creator of some of the toys, welcomed the suggestion to create the objects. She said: “It’s nice to do something for others and knowing that some of our creations are going to such worthy causes is very rewarding.
“I look forward to the band every week; it gets me out and about and I can meet like-minded people while exercising my brain and enjoying coffee and conversation too! When we hear about a need, we all talk about it and then we “do”. We want to be helpful and put smiles on other people’s faces.
Taking place on a Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Farnworth, located on Brackley Street, the group has teamed up with another local church, Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, to send the designs to different country to make many children smile.
Beverley Picton, Salvation Army Community Leader at Farnworth, said: “Our knitting group is a really lovely group of women who come together to share their passion for knitting and their desire to do things for people. others together, and accordingly decided on this disinterestedness. project, to bring joy to children’s faces, and we couldn’t be prouder.
“The group brings people of all ages together and gives a sense of accomplishment, knitting for fun and for special causes. It’s a way for everyone to share their Christian love and have a good conversation in the process.
The Salvation Army in Farnworth offers an extensive program of weekly activities for the local community and also has two other churches in Bolton; the Citadel located on St George’s Road and Bolton South on Aldred Street.