Helen was delighted to be invited to open the new Warm Age Wood Company Pop Up shop in Barnard Castle on Saturday.
"I bought a woolly hat for my daughter from Warm Age last year and I am over the moon
that the social enterprise has flourished so quickly. It is a fantastic scheme in so many
ways from recycling the wool to make hats to tackling fuel poverty.
"Its just another example of how the Teesdale community works together to tackle rural
issues. I would like to wish my best wishes to all who knit in her.”
The Warm Age Wood Company was formed in 2014 with an ethos to ‘warm homes, bodies and hearts and to achieve this in two ways. Firstly by selling wood briquettes to the local community where for every 10 packs sold one free/subsidised pack will go to an elderly or vulnerable household in the Dales. This is their 10-2-1 promise. Secondly, they give wool to experienced knitters who make lovely and unique items on a voluntary basis. The profits from the knitwear made go towards the purchase of wood briquettes to support the 10-2-1 promise. These actions enhance the lives of our knitters and give a solution to them ‘To Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give’.
The opening was featured in the Northern Echo.