Friends prepare for charity knitting challenge at Bury St Edmunds pub

Sponsored knitting event for breast cancer charity'Oakes Barn, St Andrew's Street South'A group of corcheters and knitters are holding a twelve-hour 'Yarn-on-a-Thon' on February 6 to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.'Esme Crick with Heather Warren Landlady and Wendy Knipe.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160119-232752009
Sponsored knitting event for breast cancer charity'Oakes Barn, St Andrew's Street South'A group of corcheters and knitters are holding a twelve-hour 'Yarn-on-a-Thon' on February 6 to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.'Esme Crick with Heather Warren Landlady and Wendy Knipe.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160119-232752009
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A group of friends from Bury St Edmunds will have their knitting needles at the ready for a 12 hour challenge in aid of a vital cancer charity.

Esme Crick, Wendy Knipe and friends will hold the Yarn-on-a-Thon - a sponsored crochet and knit - at Oakes Barn, in St Andrew’s Street, Bury on Saturday, February 6 from 11am to 11pm.

The team ‘Yarn On 2016’ hope to raise £500 towards Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research,

Esme, from Red Sparrow Crochet, said: “We’re really looking forward to the ‘Yarn-On-a-thon’ and we hope to raise lots of money for this very worthy cause.

“Every 10 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and sadly every 45 minutes a woman dies from the disease.

“We’re supporting Breast Cancer Now because they believe if we all act now, by 2050, we can stop women dying from breast cancer.”

“So many of us have friends or family that have been touched by the horror of breast cancer.

“We need to work together to ensure this devastating disease is beaten before our children are grown.

“If we can have a natter and a knit or crochet whilst doing so, so much the better.”

To donate money to the Yarn On challenge, visit justgiving.com/yarnon