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Orford: Woolly idea turns into a mammoth achievement

12:00 22 February 2013

Penny Teale who runs Orford General Store has been knitting a giant scarf.
The shop greatly supports the local community, sells a wealth of local produce and has become the hub of the village. There is a 'community scarf' knitting project where people drop in and knit a few inches/feet whilst having a natter. The scarf, made from donated wool, is presently about 8 feet long, and will eventually be auctioned to raise funds for the Sports pavilion. Everything raised through the shop via fundraising events goes to the Pavilion so Christmas carol concerts, cheese and wine evenings etc all benefit the village directly.

Penny Teale who runs Orford General Store has been knitting a giant scarf. The shop greatly supports the local community, sells a wealth of local produce and has become the hub of the village. There is a 'community scarf' knitting project where people drop in and knit a few inches/feet whilst having a natter. The scarf, made from donated wool, is presently about 8 feet long, and will eventually be auctioned to raise funds for the Sports pavilion. Everything raised through the shop via fundraising events goes to the Pavilion so Christmas carol concerts, cheese and wine evenings etc all benefit the village directly.

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IT is a village project that started as a bit of fun and an excuse for people to have a natter over a cup of tea.

But Orford General Stores’ “community scarf” has well and truly caught people’s imagination. The woolly garment is now around 9ft long and will eventually be auctioned off to raise funds for the sports pavilion.

Penny Teale, who owns the store, said: “It’s really a bit of fun. It started when a farmer donated some wool and we thought it would be a nice idea for people who came into the cafe and wanted to have a chat.

“It’s all different colours and made from various types of wool, by visitors and people in the village.”

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