Knit to help animal care

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I am writing to ask readers who enjoy knitting to support SPANA’s Big Knit for Vet Kit fundraising campaign this January and February.

SPANA is a charity that provides free veterinary treatment to sick and injured working animals in developing countries across the world.

We are calling on local knitters to make Duncan the donkey, Hattie the horse, Oscar the ox– or, brand new for 2017, Emma the elephant – and get sponsored while they stitch.

The free knitting patterns can be ordered from www.spana.org/knit or by calling 020 7831 3999.

Working animals do the jobs of tractors, trucks and taxis throughout the developing world.

They are relied upon by many of the world’s poorest people for their livelihoods.

However, without SPANA, there would be no veterinary care available for so many of these animals.

SPANA is only able to carry out its work thanks to the generous donations we receive from the public.

We’d be hugely grateful if readers could show their support for this campaign.

Kirsty Brzeczek,

Head of Community and Supporter Care,


John Street,