The Hawes-Close-Knit-Friends meet every Tuesday in the Board Inn in Hawes for an afternoon of knitting and nattering. Last year they created a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party complete with Alice, a Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad March Hare, a sleepy dormouse, a caterpillar, and obviously plenty of tea and cakes and this year the theme is Shrek.
The installation will be featured outside the Board Inn, Market Place, Hawes from Monday 4th July for three months. Donations from the installation will be split between YAA and the Swaledale Mountain Rescue.
The group spent six months knitting Shrek and his woolly friends. The collection includes Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad, Puss in Boots, the Pink Dragon, the Gingerbread Man, 3 Blind Mice, the castle and lots of sunflowers, cabbages and eyeballs.
Tessa Klemz, Regional Fundraiser North said “Yorkshire Air Ambulance are so grateful to the Hawes Yarn Bombers for helping to raise funds for the life-saving charity, and also raise awareness in rural Wensleydale where the helicopter is very much valued and appreciated. Thank you for your continued support.”