AMANDA Bloom, the owner of a crafts shop in Ingleton is staging a day of knitting and crocheting in memory of her daughter, Jenny, who died from a brain tumour in 2017.

Amanda hopes plenty of people will join her for the ‘knitathon’ at her shop, Craftopia in Main Street on Saturday, May 23 to remember her daughter, who was just 19 when she died, and also to raise money for the Brain Tumour charity.

“We’ll be making very simple strips which I will sew together to make blankets for a homeless charity. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t an experienced knitter or crocheter. We will be offering help with casting on and there will be more experienced crafters here to help,” said Amanda.

There will be refreshments available to buy, and regular breaks throughout the day. “All you need to do is turn up with some yarn and your hooks or needles. We will be working with acrylic DK, just to have some uniformity in the blanket. If you don’t have any yarn I’ll be donating all the opened balls of suitable yarn that I have and Stylecraft have promised to send us some too,” she added.

Crafters can download a sponsor form from:; or for those not able to go, but want to support the fundraising, can donate at: amandabloom.