Santa’s little knitters do their bit for Borders children’s ward

Nifty knitters in Galashiels have raised more than £500 for the Borders General Hospital bycreating more than 150 miniature Santa’s little helpers this Christmas.

Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 10:50 am
Naomi Harrod, owner of The Wool Shop in Galashiels, with one of the 150-odd knitted elves made and sold in aid of the children's ward at the BGH.

Naomi Harrod, owner of The Wool Shop in Galashiels, asked knitters to help her create little elf decorations which were then sold to raise money for the children’s ward at the Melrose hospital.

And the elves, created by more than 90 volunteers, flew of the shelves of her shop at 6 High Street, which she took over in May 2018.

The 28-year-old, originally from Dundee, said: “I asked people if they would donate some of their time to knit up little Christmas Elf decorations with the idea to sell them and raise money for Borders General Hospital’s children’s ward.

“One of the lovely ladies who comes into the shop works on the ward as a nurse so that influenced me to fundraise for the hospital.

“We got a fantastic response from the community and have managed to raise over £500 for the charity through sales and donations thanks to all the local knitters and stores Winter Spring Summer & Fall, Galashiels and Love Scottish Candles, Melrose who agreed to sell the elves.”

You can donate to the appeal at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-wool-shop