Knitted chicks raise £4,500 for cancer charity

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A GROUP of people dedicated to raising money for Cancer Research in Nuthall and Kimberley raised a whopping £4,500 selling knitted Easter chicks this year.

Nuthall and Kimberley Cancer Research Committee knitted Easter chicks and sold them for £1 in schools, medical centres and hairdressers.

Committee member Carolyn Smith said it was the most they had ever raised, with some members knitting hundreds of the little fundraisers to help boost the coffers.

“We raise more and more each year we do it,” she said. “It’s a lot of work for us knitting thousands of chicks each year but it’s very rewarding. It’s great to have raised so much.”

The group, with the help of family and friends, made traditional yellow chicks, football-supporting chicks and even royal wedding chicks complete with tiara.