Knitwear from Hope will help vulnerable in Israel

Annie Acton and Beth Campbell from Hope Kitchen with some of the knitwear. 17_t50_HopeKnits01

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Knitwear from Oban’s Hope Kitchen will help vulnerable people stay warm in Israel.

A group of volunteers have donated hats and gloves to the Red Carpet Nail Centre in Tel Aviv, which operates as a safe space for women who are homeless, in prostitution or struggling with addiction.

Annie Acton, who volunteers at Hope, saw the work the charity does firsthand when she lived in Israel. She said the Red Carpet Nail Centre helps people from all nationalities.

‘This is just a gift of love from people who knit in Hope,’ Annie added. ‘I volunteered at in the centre for one day. There is a great need for this – it is cold out on the streets.’

When she told other volunteers about the centre, one woman said: ‘We all just wanted to send our love, so we did it with knitting.’