Video: The magic of ‘Fish and Chip jumpers!

THE inspirational work of two South Derry women, who have knitted over 3000 ‘Fish and Chip’ jumpers for the orphan children of Romania, has been praised.

Smiles Foundation worker Sydney Collins said Muriel Dawson and Rosemary Caskey have done fabulous work for the children and old people in Romania.

Sydney Collins of the Smiles Foundation

Sydney Collins of the Smiles Foundation

Muriel got the pattern for the jumpers from a fellow patient during a hospital stay last year.

A knitting enthusiast, she began making them for charity and inspired work colleague Rosemary to join her.

In turn, the pair have inspired friends and workmates to knit, starting something of a craze in the Magherafelt area

Mr Collins has delivered a number of consignments of jumpers and other garments to Romania.

He sees at first hand the difference the jumpers make to the lives of those who have nothing.

Full story in this week’s South Derry Mid-Ulster Mail