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Calling all Knitters and Crocheters!

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has launched a Winter Woolies campaign to help to keep people cosy over the winter months.  As the temperatures drop and the cost of heating goes up, there are people in our Borough who will struggle to keep themselves warm.

If you can knit or crochet hats, scarfs or blankets and would like to get involved, it doesn’t matter if you can do one item yourself, or if you can work with friends, class mates or other groups you are involved in, every single item will go to someone in need whether it is a baby, an older person, or anyone in between.

If you can help, simply there are drop off points in Council facilities across the Borough, Mossley Mill, Antrim Civic Centre, Allen Park, Antrim Forum, Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, Crumlin, Sixmile and Valley Leisure Centres. If you would like to add a friendly message this will be passed on to the lucky person who receives the item.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross commented, “I am delighted the Council is launching this Winter Woolies campaign, especially during these difficult times coming into the cold winter months.  If you like to knit or crochet, I would encourage you to get involved and help those in need this winter.”

For more details T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk