Knitters rally round to help animals affected by Australia fires

Sharon Cane, owner of The Knitters Attic in Bredfield, runs knitting groups from her yarn shop. Pict

Sharon Cane, owner of The Knitters Attic in Bredfield, runs knitting groups from her yarn shop. Picture: SHARON CANE - Credit: Archant

A Facebook page encouraging people to help the wildlife affected by the Australian fires has taken off, with a Suffolk knitting group helping the cause.

Ches Powell of the The Knitters Attic saw the plea on Facebook and felt compelled to help. Picture:

Ches Powell of the The Knitters Attic saw the plea on Facebook and felt compelled to help. Picture: SHARON CANE - Credit: Archant

The Knitters Attic, based in Bredfield near Woodbridge, is needling away producing pouches, blankets and jumpers for stricken animals who have lost fur through burn injuries.

UK Crafters for Australia Animal Rescue - East Anglia is part of the relief effort with collection points based across Suffolk sending the parcels on to the teams in Australia aiding injured and abandoned wildlife.

Owner Sharon Cane, who runs the yarn shop, began rallying her knitting needles after colleague Ches Powell saw the Facebook post.

Ms Cane: "I'm pleased to be a part of something that can really help and it's an amazing movement. It really shows that there is a lot of good still left in the world."

A selection of the apparel that The Knitters Attic knitting group have produced for the Australian a

A selection of the apparel that The Knitters Attic knitting group have produced for the Australian animals. Picture: SHARON CANE - Credit: Archant

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The knitting group at Bredfield who have been needling away trying to help the Australian wildlife.

The knitting group at Bredfield who have been needling away trying to help the Australian wildlife. Picture: SHARON CANE - Credit: Archant

Ches Powell and Sharon Cane have been working hard for the UK Crafters for Australia Animal Rescue g

Ches Powell and Sharon Cane have been working hard for the UK Crafters for Australia Animal Rescue group. Picture: SHARON CANE - Credit: Archant

The Knitters Attic based in Bredfield near Woodbridge. Picture: SHARON CANE

The Knitters Attic based in Bredfield near Woodbridge. Picture: SHARON CANE - Credit: Archant

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