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Winsley regulars rise to charity occasion
7:00pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
Charity knitters at The Rising Sun making a scarf nearly two miles long in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care downed their needles for the Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy some music and raise funds
for the charity.
The 10th Rhythm and Booze annual festival took place at the pub, in Winsley Road, beginning last Friday running through to Monday.
The event showcasing local bands and artists raised around £400 for the Winsley charity.
Landlady Liz Northeast said: “The festival went well, we still had a lot of people down despite the weather not being fantastic, the music was great and we had a lot of support from punters and
In January, the Bradford on Avon pub started a woolly good campaign called, Knit One Help One, which has seen local residents knitting segments of a giant scarf which will be span the distance from
the Rising Sun to the hospice’s base in Winsley when it is complete.
The pub will be holding a catch up meeting for those involved in the campaign scheduled to take place at 3pm on Saturday, September 8 when Mrs Northeast will measure how long the scarf is.
She said: “We suspect we are over halfway now, so we would like to get people knitting parts of the scarf down to the pub to check on the scarf’s progress. If as many people as possible could bring
their segments that would be fantastic.”
For more information, to donate wool or money to the campaign, call the Rising Sun on 01225 862354.
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