PICTURES: Knitted angels spread festive joy in and around Sunderland

The knitted angel found by Rachael Lamb.
The knitted angel found by Rachael Lamb.
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The spirit of Christmas has been felt by dozens of people across Wearside as a host of knitted angels visited the region.

Parents and children alike have been dazzled by the little angels, handknitted with care and found in different locations across and around Sunderland.

Knitted angel found by Sarah Radford.

Knitted angel found by Sarah Radford.

The multi-coloured symbols of joy have been created as part of an initiative by various churches to spread the true meaning of the season. Both seasoned knitters and beginners have been taking part in the fun.

Twenty-nine-year-old Rachael Lamb, of Castledown, was taking her daughter, Charlotte, to school earlier today when she spotted something on the railings.

She said: “I was intrigued so stopped and looked and there was a little card attached saying to ‘take me I’m free’ and ‘Happy Christmas’.

“I thought it was lovely and it really made my day.

This angel was found by Gemma Turner.

This angel was found by Gemma Turner.

“It now has a place on my tree and will every year from now on.”

Angels were also find in Whitburn, Seaburn, Redhouse and at the Queen Alexandra Bridge.

A spokesman for the initiative previously told the Echo that it has been “humbling” to see how many people backed the angels.

They added: “The reason for wanting to take part in the project was to show, like that first Christmas long ago, that God’s love can and still comes down to earth.

Ezra Price with his knitted angel.

Ezra Price with his knitted angel.

“We hope that it will bring a smile and heartfelt warmth this Christmas.”

These were found by Anna Dalby near to Springwell School.

These were found by Anna Dalby near to Springwell School.

Picked up at Barnes Park by Melissa Lancaster.

Picked up at Barnes Park by Melissa Lancaster.

Found near to Burn Park by Wendy Newton.

Found near to Burn Park by Wendy Newton.

Knitted angel found by Nicola Hunter Edwards at Seaburn.

Knitted angel found by Nicola Hunter Edwards at Seaburn.

The little angel spotted by Sarah Surtees.

The little angel spotted by Sarah Surtees.

This angel has been given a new home by Tracy Washbourne, who found it near to Springwell School.

This angel has been given a new home by Tracy Washbourne, who found it near to Springwell School.