Alton All Saints Hard of Hearing Group and Knitters Anonymous

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Alton All Saints Hard of Hearing Group, July Dates

Tuesday 5th July — Lip reading with Tutor Maggie Short, from 2.30pm
Tuesday 16th July — Drop-In for a catch up over a cuppa, 2pm; also a meeting place for Knitters Anonymous
Tuesday 26th July — 'Over to You', 2pm. Members are invited to contribute reminiscences, anecdotes, poems, in fact anything that may be of interest to the group. (nothing longer than 10 minutes please, to enable all to have their turn). There will an update on the Group's activities and a Raffle.
Tuesday 2nd August — NO LIPREADING SESSION
Tuesday 16th August — meeting from 2 — 4pm in the Allen Gallery
Tuesday 23rd August — A speaker from Battersea Dogs Home, 2pm plus an update on hearing related matters and a Raffle

NB. Watch out for the details of a coach outing to Chichester which is planned for Tuesday 9th August — members and friends welcome

REMEMBER — Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 23rd August are the days that the deafPlus van is in Alton High Street, outside M & S, from 10.30am. Graham will give advice and information on hearing related matters.
There is also a representative from Open Sight, to support the visually impaired.


Knitters Anonymous
Knitters Anonymous meet under the umbrella of the Hard of Hearing group with many unknown knitters working at home, leaving completed garments and blankets at the back of All Saints church, as well as those who regularly come along to the Drop-In in All Saints church hall, on the third Tuesday of the month.
The fame of the group is spreading! As well as the bags of knitted blankets that went to the refugees at Calais recently, the regular donations to Bliss, for premature babies, the fiddly muffs for dementia patients, the Women's Refuge and the teddies for the Gambia we have been asked if we can make (or crochet) small knitted toys which will go to an orphanage for abandoned and vulnerable children in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. For those who wish to knit but find it more difficult with arthritic fingers the knitted squares which are crochet into blankets are another way to help one of these charities.
Thanks to the generosity of many, some known but most unknown, our stock of wool is building again. Should any knitters need some please don't hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the charities we support can I thank you most sincerely yet again for your time, generosity and expertise. It really is appreciated. Kate Dando

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