Our knitted angels have been causing a bit of a stir in Harrogate!
If you haven’t already seen or heard about our knitted angels, then do drop by and have a look at our beautiful window display. You can also take an angel home with you, or you could give one to someone as a present this Christmas.
Our Knit and Natter group, along with other knitters around Harrogate (and beyond!) have knitted 100s of these angels, each with a little message from the Hub, to spread hope and love this Christmas. You can read more about the project here.
Lots of passers-by have been standing and staring at the Hub window! And since we’ve started giving out the angels, we’ve heard all sorts of stories, and met people from all over the place.
We’ve had visitors from:
- the local area – Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Spofforth, Bradford and Leeds
- Newcastle, Northumberland, Cambridge, Durham, Manchester.
- Scotland and Wales
- Germany, Spain, the Netherlands
- And even New Zealand!!!
People have been taking angels for all sorts of reasons this Christmas.
We’ve heard stories of joy and sadness. One visitor told us they’d lost an angel from their Church knitted nativity scene, and so we provided them with a new one! Another person came in to collect an angel for a relative, who’d recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. They wanted to give them a message of hope and love.
Another visitor wanted to take an angel so they could start a project at their church. And others have come in to take away angels as gifts for their children.
It’s also been wonderful to see people’s generosity. Many visitors have been giving us donations for their angels, which is helping us raise money for our work.
You can watch a video and read an article about our angels project over at the Harrogate Advertiser website. They came to visit us when we first completed our window and have helped us raise awareness of our work.
If you know someone who might be feeling lonely or sad, or struggling in some way this Christmas, why not drop into the Hub and pick up an angel for them? We want everyone in Harrogate to know they are loved and not alone; to know there is somewhere to turn when life becomes a struggle.
Sending you all Christmas greetings from the Harrogate Hub!
Written by Ella Green