To coincide with National Knitting Week NRAS has today launched The Knit Factor, encouraging all those with RA, their friends, family and colleagues to get knitting and help raise awareness of the disease and funds to support NRAS's work.
Whether you're an experienced knitter, a beginner or have never tried to knit before, you can get involved and hopefully have some fun too!
Many people with RA find knitting a gentle way to keep their hand joints moving and a very therapeutic activity.
Visit nras.org.uk for more details and also to download a Knit Factor brochure, a pattern for baby bootees and a How to Knit guide for beginners as well as links to other knitting sites that may be useful. Or call the fundraising team on 01628 501547 if you would like us to post the information to you.
We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!