Work progressing on Lochaber Rotary’s knitted Christmas tree

NO F45 knitted Xmas tree

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Lochaber Rotary’s ambitious community project ‘Knitivity’ is coming on well.

The four-metre high steel tube Christmas tree is due to be delivered by Macphersons Welding and Engineering Services this week and the tree will be on display in the Highland Cinema in Fort William’s Cameron Square from the beginning of December.

The steel frame will be covered by hand-knitted and crocheted items that folk have been
making. Organiser Sheana Fraser told us: ‘We are delighted to have had offers of help from knitters across Lochaber. All items will need to be handed over by November 25 and knitters should take them to the Alexandra Hotel, which has kindly agreed to provide a prominent bin from November 23 into which items can be tipped.’

‘We are looking for hand-knitted or crocheted items which will provide warmth such as hats, scarves, wrist warmers, etc. These will be donated to homeless charities after Christmas.

‘We are also looking for handmade twiddle muffs. These are knitted muffs with items attached such as buttons, ribbons and the like to keep dementia patients’ hands active and busy and are a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.’

Rotary President Richard Baxter said: ‘We are delighted that Kirsty Mann and the management team at the Highland Cinema will be hosting the tree and we look forward to seeing it give some seasonal colour to patrons.’

Anyone needing more information should contact Sheana Fraser on 07796687921.