Donations appeal for wool for project

RESIDENTS at a care home in St Leonards are appealing for donations of any unwanted wool as they prepare to knit their way into the history books with the nationwide Follow the Herring project and its challenge to knit a fish and chip sho.

Leolyn in Pevensey Road is taking part in the event, designed to celebrate marine heritage, combining performance, song and visual arts. The nationwide project’s final port of call will be Hastings and a programme of knitting workshops will be running until July, led by Janey Moffat of Toaster Productions.

Ann Holland, general manager at Leolyn, said: “Many of our residents are extremely experienced knitters and have lots of handy tips and know-how. I’m sure our residents will take knitting a fish and chip shop in their stride.”