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Why the Hookers and Clickers are now doing it for charity in Kirkstall

Members of a knitting and crochet group left homeless after the cafe that housed them closed are celebrating after finding a new base.

Hookers and Clickers (Do It For Charity) have a new home at Unit 11 at Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park after Gotts Park Cafe in Armley closed last October.

Hookers and Clickers organiser Joanne Brophy said the new facilities were ‘excellent’. She said:

“Unit 11 is an excellent community space where anyone can pop in for a cuppa and a chat and you will be made very welcome. There’s lots going on – well worth calling in.”

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Ms Brophy said that the group is currently making small blankets, jumpers and cardigans for the Baby Basics project, which provide a Moses basket containing items a mum with a new baby may need. She added:

“As well as knitting and crocheting for different charities, it encourages people to talk and as the group has ‘bonded’ over time people have spoken about their mental health, children, grandchildren, jobs they’ve had etc.”

Hookers and Clickers meet Tuesday mornings at Unit 11 KVDT (Kirkstall Valley Development Trust), Bridge Road, from 10am until 2pm.

For more details check out their Facebook Group.


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