Fund-raising scarf stretches through town

Published: 27th October 2014

Fund-raising scarf stretches through town

Members of a close-knit community in Leicestershire have created a 320-metre-long scarf to help their town.

Long enough to stretch right through Ashby-de-la-Zouch town centre, the colourful woollen scarf was made in just one week thanks to a team of more than 100 dedicated knitters.

Yvonne Rutler, who runs the Papillon Bleu shop in Ashby and supplied the material for the project, says the team got through hundreds of balls of wool.

The scarf - which even puts the long ones famously worn by 1970s Doctor Who actor Tom Baker in the shade - formed the highlight of the town's FABulous Fashion and Beauty Week.

Proceeds from the event will go towards providing Ashby with a new community centre, a project it is hoped will be completed within five years.

Other events have included live mannequins in the windows of various shops and businesses in the town.

Organiser Lorna Titley said the week had brought the town centre to life.

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