Target reached for school sanitation block

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A group of knitters at The Ropewalk in Barton  upon Humber have boosted the venue’s fundraising activities for the charity Water Aid even further by producing a selection of cushions and hot water bottle covers.

Now on sale in The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery the knitted cushions and hot water bottle covers went on sale last weekend and already they have proved a hit with customers.

“The cushions and covers went on sale at the same time as the launch of the gallery’s Christmas Show and have really proved to be popular –not surprising because of the weather,” said one of the Ropewalk knitters, Liz Bennet.

“Money raised from their sale, and our book swap scheme which has been going for several weeks in the Coffee Shop, have ensured that we have passed our target of £390 to pay for a school sanitation block,” said Liz.

“It couldn’t have been better timed with the weather because as soon as the snow came down everyone started to think about keeping warm. The great response means that we’ve exceeded our target to pay for a toilet block for a school in the developing world,” she continued.

“And we even have enough money to pay, again through Water Aid, for a puppet show to visit schools in the developing world to explain the need and importance of hygiene.”

Further fundraising is now continuing to pay for a theatre performance, Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair by Freehand Theatre,  for young people at The Ropewalk in February organised by  the children’s charity ST-ART.

Other February half term activities organised by ST-ART and based loosely around the Goldilocks and the Three Bears Story includes a Make Your Own Stool workshop as well as activities including making clay bowls and bear marks.

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