PEOPLE in need will once again receive knitwear after a charity event went ahead last month.

The Cowdenbeath Flower show was cancelled last month due to Covid restrictions, however, the committee agreed that even though there would be no show, their ever popular charity knit should still go ahead.

With that in mind, committee member June Miller agreed to take on the organising of the charity knit.

The charities chosen this year were the baby unit in Edinburgh and Acorn aid, the Crossgates based charity who will distribute the blankets to wheelchair users in Bosnia and other local charities and groups.

A spokesperson for the committee told the Times: “Colin Bird, the society chairman, said that the normal flower show weekend date, usually the second weekend in September, was used as a closing date.

“Over that weekend the items were counted and there was over 350 different items to go to the various groups.

“Colin and June would like to thank all the knitters for their hard work and donating the items to the society, they would also like to thank “The Clearing” on Cowdenbeath High Street for acting as a collection point for the Knitting.

“The items knitted ranged from tiny baby hats, to prem baby clothes, blankets, toys and dolls clothes.

“A prize draw was held for every Item a knitter put in and the winners where 1st £25 –Margaret Paxton Crossford, 2nd £15 – June Miller Crossgates, 3rd £10 – Margaret Paxton Crossford and 4th £5 Marion McDuffie Inverkeithing.

“Everything going well, the flower show will be back on again in 2022. For the flower show to continue we will require several new members as our committee members have fallen since the last show and we are in urgent need of new members to keep this very popular community event going.

“If anyone is interested please contact Colin Bird or Cowdenbeath Horticultural society Facebook page.”