Colourful quilt made

NBENBE120109d2, Belper strutt centre Autumn Club members have made a patchwork quilt which will be raffled off to raise money for charity.
NBENBE120109d2, Belper strutt centre Autumn Club members have made a patchwork quilt which will be raffled off to raise money for charity.

EIGHT members of a club for the elderly in Belper have knitted a colourful patchwork quilt to raise much-needed funds.

The woollen quilt, which is about the size of a double bed, was made by ladies from the Autumn Club.

Kitty Weston, a founder member of the club, came up with the quilt idea after finding some knitting wool and needles lying around.

“They did squares and made it into a quilt,” said Kitty. “And it is lovely.

“I am really pleased with it, it is very colourful.”

The club, which meets at the Strutts Centre, on Derby Road, Belper, plans to raffle the quilt off on Monday, January 23 to members and their relatives.

Proceeds from the raffle will go back into the club.

Kitty said: “We are very low on funds at the moment so we could do with the money.”