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Girls Help to Set Knitting World Record

Friday, 08 April 2011

On a recent visit to Coventry Cathedral, Year 7 girls from Bolton School joined hundreds of eager knitters to break a world record and raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.

The Coventry Knitathon broke the world record for the most people knitting together in one place for 20 minutes with a total of 699 knitters, including our own girls who stumbled upon the event by accident on their school trip, and were keen to get involved. A quick dash around Coventry for needles and wool and the girls were soon knitting as fast as they could.

All seats were filled by the hundreds taking part, stretching all the way back from the altar in the new cathedral. By the end almost £4,000 was raised through collection buckets on the night to add to money donated in advance. Everything from scarves, hats, and even pants were knitted by eager fundraisers.

Organiser Jan Malatesta said: "We raised so much money and it's great so many people turned up. A lot of people have learnt a new skill tonight and it's brought people together. It's a success, and great to be in such a wonderful setting."

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The year 7 girls

The girls got knitting to help break a world record and raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief