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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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