The Melton Mowbray St Mary’s Parish Support Group of The Children’s Society held a special tea, at the Samworth Centre in Melton, for the Asfordby Knit and Natters.
The tea was organised to thank the knitters and volunteers for making toys which raised £1,700 for the The Children’s Society this year.
The Melton Mowbray St Mary’s Parish Support Group of The Children’s Society has been going for twenty years and during that time many people have helped knit chicks and other toys at Christmas and Easter.
Group member Jill Milner said: “The group is very grateful to the many people who us. The ladies who knit, those who do the finishing, those who distribute and the local businesses who sell, all deserve our thanks.”