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Bradley women knitting for Children's charity

Bradley women knitting for Children's charity

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:36pm 5th March 2020.

A Bradley woman has already raised over £9,000 for the NSPCC.

  • Her knitted woollen festive novelties will be sold at Easter.
  • Eleanor Monks has been raising money for over 13 years.
  • NSPCC have praised her, saying her donations have made a real difference.

78-year-old Eleanor Monks has been knitting festive novelties such as Christmas tree decorations and Easter egg cosies for over 13 years raising over £9,000 for the UK’s leading children’s charity.

She first got involved with the charity as she was passionate about supporting children.                                             

Eleanor Monks
                                                                    Eleanor Monks with knitting for the NSPCC                                                 

 

Eleanor said:

“I started knitting for the NSPCC after seeing appeals on the television and began sending the money I raised to London. But about five years ago I found out about all the work they do locally and now all the money I raise goes to the NSPCC’s work in Wharfedale.

"It helps keep me active and occupied especially on dark winter evenings. I have grown up children with children of their own, I have been a foster carer in my time and Brown Owl for fourteen years, so I have always enjoyed being with children.”

Elaine Kaye, Community Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire & Humberside spoke to Stray FM's Tom Feaheny.