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Fenland knitters are being invited to take up their needles this month and beyond to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust by making leg warmers for trampolinists.

Trampoline supplier Super Tramp has joined forces with knitwear designer, Rebecca Peach from www.twigsknits.com to offer people a free pattern to make leg warmers in aid of the CF Trust.

Chris Prentis, Managing Director of Super Tramp, explained: “People can download or print off their free knitting pattern by visiting www.supertramp.co.uk.

“Once the leg warmers 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 CF Trust, which is our Charity of the Year.

“Leg warmers are great for garden trampolinists as they help keep their ankles warm in the cooler months. They can’t be made of man-made fibres because otherwise they can create too much static when bouncing.”

The CF Trust wishes to highlight the health benefits of bouncing to CF 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 CF 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 CF Trust is the UK’s only national charity dealing with all aspects of CF. Each week five babies are born with CF and two young lives are lost.

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

Chris added: “The pattern is available from www.supertramp.co.uk and we would like any knitted legwarmers returned by July 30, 2013, so we can get them ready to sell in the run up to Christmas.”

Laura Gallagher, who is sponsored by Super Tramp and is a world and European medallist trampolinist, will be helping the company to raise money for the CF Trust.