Local people invited to knit-a-mitt challenge


To boost mental wellbeing and give something back to the local community, people in Wakefield are invited to take part in a knit-a-mitt activity to knit mittens for the Trinity Mission Night Shelter in Castleford.

The activity, organised by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s health and wellbeing development team, aims to knit at least 50 pairs of mittens for the shelter by October 2013. The team will be at the Ferrybridge Community Centre on the second Monday of each month giving people the opportunity to join in.

Jackie Sharp, health and wellbeing development worker said, “The knit-a-mitt activity gives people in Wakefield the opportunity to work together for a great cause. As well as providing mittens for the shelter, the social and interactive element of the activity can also give a real boost to a person’s mental wellbeing.

“So far, we’ve completed 25 pairs of mittens, but we need more people to get involved to help us reach our target. When we’ve finished, the mittens will go to the Trinity Mission night centre which offers a drop in twice a week and overnight accommodation on Thursday and Friday nights from November to March.”

This new challenge follows on from last year’s popular knit-a-thon challenge to knit the longest scarf in Knottingley. The scarf reached 232 feet and was turned into three blankets for the night centre.

If you would like to take part in the activity, you can pick up a pattern and some wool at the next community drop in at Ferrybridge Community Centre or contact Jackie on 01977 705473 or 07881 595968.

The next knitting session will be held on:

Monday 13th May at Ferrybridge Community Centre, from 10am to 12 noon.


Local people invited to knit-a-mitt challenge

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