A very big thank you goes out to the Rotary Club of Poynton and District in the UK and their sister club – The Inner Wheel for another wonderful knitting machine for Nomvula’s Knitters!

Inner Wheel member Anna Bissell literally carried it out from England with her when she came to visit her family in St Francis this October.

On accepting this donation, Rotarian Frances Becker, the founder of Nomvula’s Knitters thanked both clubs and particular Rotarians John and Anna Bissell adding that this new knitting machine would mean another job created in our small town where work opportunities are so limited.

This knitting machine is the fifth machine to have been donated from Rotary Clubs internationally. Other machines have been donated from Rotary Clubs of Nimes Arénes in France, and Lymington, and Marr Dyke Valley in the UK. This is the second knitting machine to be donated by the Poynton & District Club.


Rotary donate knitting machine

Seen at the hand over are (l to r) Anna Bissell holding a mohair scarf presented in thanks by the knitters, Rotarians Pinky Stokwe and Frances Becker and Anna’s daughter Jo Brown.