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Busy Fingers donate patchwork quilt to Salvation Army

A Lincoln crafts club donated to charity the patchwork quilt the have been working on since Christmas.

The quilt, knitted by Moorlands Craft Club, will be handed to the Salvation Army on August 29.

Bin bags full of gloves, scarves and hats for both children and adults will also be presented to the charity at the ceremony in the Moorlands Community Centre.

Each patch on the quilt, which is big enough for a single bed, was knitted by one of the 12 Busy Fingers club members working on the project. It was completed in July.

The club, which meets weekly at the centre, began work on the quilt shortly after Christmas last year.

A crafts teacher, Sylvia Breen, instructed them on patch knitting.

“We decided to do something for local people, because a lot of charity stuff goes abroad,” said Lynn Hamilton, 76, a member of Moorlands Craft Club.

“We wanted to give something back to someone in the community, and the Salvation Army were interested in the quilt.

“We didn’t want to do it for any money. We just want to give what we can to the Salvation Army to do something for local people.”