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Knitivity given a helping hand by Cherry and White duo

Knitivity given a helping hand by Cherry and White duo
Gloucester’s ever popular Knitivity was welcomed back to the city’s Cathedral by Gloucester Rugby Players, Franco Marais and Alex Craig. The heart-warming knitted Nativity arrived on Thursday 6 December and will remain in pride of place in the Cathedral throughout Advent.

Highlighting the important Nativity story in a colourful and accessible way, the Knitivity shares messages of hope and unity through its unique creation by community groups across the county. The collaborative display promotes crafting for wellbeing and provides visitors to the Cathedral with a very special display during the festive season.

2018 marks further development of the display with a new Ox – named Orlando Bloom joining the existing figures. Orlando has been lovingly crafted by the Brandon Trust and is due to be delivered by local police.

Connections with Gloucester Rugby Community Charity are growing as Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester City Mission announce a new partnership project providing new Walking Rugby sessions for those impacted by, and at risk of, homelessness in the city. The sessions will begin at Gloucester Cathedral from January 2019, led by Gloucester Rugby community coaches and supported by experienced staff from Gloucester City Mission.

Helen Chu, Community Education and Funding Manager at Gloucester Rugby said “We are proud to team up with Gloucester City Mission and the Cathedral to create a Homeless rugby team.

“We want to provide a safe and inclusive environment where people who may feel vulnerable due to being homeless have the opportunity to feel part of the community and a part of Gloucester Rugby.”
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