Knitted cupcake creations

Knitting for Parkinson's: Zoe (right) with Yvonne.

Knitting for Parkinson's: Zoe (right) with Yvonne. - Credit: Archant

CUSTOMERS of a Portishead shop have been knitting cupcakes to support a national charity.

Wicketty Woo, the knitting and craft shop in the Village Quarter which also houses the Post Office Local, has been giving away free knitting patterns and wool in support of the Can You Knit Cupcakes for Charity appeal, organised by Parkinson’s UK.

Owner Yvonne Dutton said: “We are a knitting shop and have set up community knitting groups, so getting involved in this awareness project seemed an obvious choice.

“Our customers have been wonderful and were only too pleased to support the campaign.”

Zoe Steer, regional fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK, will be taking hundreds of the donated knitted cakes to the Inner Wheel three-day conference in Plymouth, where the charity will have a stand to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and much needed cash by selling the knitted items.

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