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Knitting & Sewing enthusiasts invited to enter best dressed clanger competition

HARROGATE-based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research is inviting knitting and sewing enthusiasts to create their very own version of the charity’s loveable pink mascots – popular 1970s TV characters The Clangers!

The competition has been organised as part of the Twisted Thread Knitting and Stitching Show, which will take place at the International Centre, Harrogate, from 24-27 November.


Two recent ballet-themed Clanger entries, based on the characters created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin


The person who knits or sews the ‘best-dressed’ Clanger will be announced at the show and presented with a Hamper of Yorkshire Fayre from Farrah’s, famous throughout the world for its Original Harrogate Toffee.

All entries will be displayed at the exhibition and will be available to purchase along with the charity’s official Clanger key-rings and badges.

Proceeds from the sale of knitted or sewn Clangers will go towards funding world-class research, treatment and diagnosis projects throughout the region.

Sally Crerar, Head of Community Fundraising at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said:

We’ve already received some fantastic entries and we’re really looking forward to choosing the Clanger with the best outfit!

We’re delighted to be part of such a fantastic event and we really hope everyone who loves knitting and sewing will join in the fun and help us raise money for our vital work.


Entries should be sent, along with your name, address and telephone number, to Freepost YCR, Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The deadline for entries is Monday, 11th November.

If the competition winner is not present at the exhibition, the hamper will be sent by post.

To see more recent entries, visit the charity’s Facebook page at


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