Great-grandmother knits non-stop to help poppy appeal

Ann Sagon has been knitting poppies that have been selling very quickly at Willow Farm in Glemsford ANL-141028-072346009
Ann Sagon has been knitting poppies that have been selling very quickly at Willow Farm in Glemsford ANL-141028-072346009
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Four great-grandchildren mean Ann Sagon’s knitting needles are rarely still – but, for the last month, they have been clicking faster than ever.

Ann, from Acton, is knitting poppies to sell for the British Legion appeal.

And they are proving so popular she is having trouble producing enough.

“It’s just gone mad – I can’t keep up and none of my family knits, so they can’t help,” she said.

“Each one takes an hour but I don’t mind because it’s such a good cause.

“I’ve made over 100 so far and raised £150. I got the pattern from an event we visited on a WI mystery tour.”

The poppies are on sale at Willow Tree Farm Shop in Glemsford, which is run by Ann’s daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Michael Russell, and their son Matthew.