Chatteris children asked to knit for charity

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Chatteris youngsters are being asked to learn the art of knitting and join in with a charity challenge from this month (May, 2013) to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Children are being invited to join forces with their parents or grandparents for a knitting project to help fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and its work.

Chris Prentis, Managing Director of Super Tramp, explained: “Our plea asking people to knit legwarmers, which will be sold in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, has been incredibly popular.

“Knitting is a great skill to have and we thought it’d be lovely if children could get involved too. The pattern is easy to follow so with adult help youngsters will be able to make their own pair of legwarmers.”

Super Tramp is offering youngsters and their parents or grandparents a free pattern created by knitwear designer, Rebecca Peach to make the legwarmers. It can be downloaded or printed off by visiting www.supertramp.co.uk.

Chris added: “Once the legwarmers are knitted we are asking people to send them back in so that they can be sold via our website with all proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is our Charity of the Year.”

Super Tramp was founded 30 years ago when it introduced the first garden trampolines into the UK.

Back in the 1980s the family-run business was pioneering, now it is seen as one of the nation’s best-known suppliers of trampolines to retailers and consumers.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust wishes to highlight the health benefits of bouncing to cystic fibrosis sufferers, of which there are more than 9,300 in the UK. Super Tramp will help raise funds for the charity this year.

Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, Sue Piper said: “We know that families with children who have cystic fibrosis often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do their daily physio and we’re delighted to be part of this whacky challenge to the nation’s knitters.”

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust makes a daily difference to the lives of those with cystic fibrosis and the people who care for them. Most people don’t understand what cystic fibrosis is, or what it does, until someone close to them is affected by it. They soon discover it’s a life-shortening genetic condition – only half live to celebrate their 40th birthday.

Since 1964, it has supported excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people and their families.

Since Super Tramp’s launch it has extended its product range, while constantly striving to ensure safety and performance. It now offers a collection of trampolines suitable for garden play and family entertainment.

Chris added: “We would like any knitted legwarmers crafted by youngsters returned by July 30, 2013, so we can get them ready to sell in the run up to Christmas.”

Super Tramp trampolines are available for all the family and can fit in most outdoor spaces and gardens of all different shapes and sizes. It also stocks trampoline replacement and spare parts to fit most trampolines, including other brands too.

For more information about Super Tramp, please visit www.supertramp.co.uk or call 01884 821340. Alternatively, log on to www.facebook.com/supertrampltd or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/supertrampltd.

For more information about the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, please visit www.cftrust.org.uk.