March 18, 2011
artists get knitting needles at the ready for fundraiser!
needles and yarns of wool will be the focus for members of the
Highbridge and Burnham Artists group (HABA) this Saturday (March
19th) when they hold an unusual fundraising event.
The group, pictured, is organising a sponsored knit from 9.45am-12
noon at Burnham Community Centre in Berrow Road.
Organiser Lesley Filce told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Following
goverment arts cutbacks, HABA's funding has been cut and we need
to raise funds to continue with our work in the community."
"This Saturday, we will be aiming to knit a number of squares
to create a chess board in line with the Alice in Wonderland theme
of this year's summer arts festival."
She added that knitters and sponsors who wish to support the
event are welcome to come along on the day.
This year's arts festival will take place on July 15th, 16th
and 17th in Highbridge's Apex Park.