Knitted chicks raise cash for charity

The charity enrichment team at Stockton Sixth Form College has raised over £100 for a local charity after creating a host of knitted Easter chicks to sell to staff and students.

The group, which meets every week, has held weekly craft sessions throughout the last half term to encourage as many volunteers to create the knitted gifts.

After over 50 chicks were donated, the team set up an Easter stall during a lunch break to sell the gifts and raise money for Daisy Chain, a Norton-based charity which provides support and activities for autistic children and their families across the region.

Katy Carmen, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Daisy Chain said: “We are so grateful to the students and their families and also staff from Stockton Sixth Form College for choosing to support Daisy Chain by knitting Easter chicks. Their support is invaluable to Daisy Chain and makes a real difference to the families that we support who are affected by autism in the Tees Valley.”

Rachel Angus, Vice Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “Our charity enrichment team are heading towards raising £1000 in total for various charities since the start of the year. They have shown tremendous commitment and exceptional charitable spirit, often going above and beyond outside of their lessons. We are very proud and extremely pleased to support such a worthwhile, local cause.”