A CHATTERING of colourful chicks is winging its way to the district to help raise funds for carers across Keighley and Bradford.

For the tenth year running a dedicated team of volunteer knitters at Yorkshire charity Carers’ Resource has created a range of special woollen chick egg covers for its Easter appeal.

Money raised helps ensure ongoing support for unpaid carers – people who look after a relative or friend who has an illness, frailty, disability or addiction.

This year’s theme is ‘all colours of the rainbow’ and the egg covers are on sale at £2 each, which includes a Cadbury crème egg.

In the past nine years 12,250 egg covers have been sold, raising £19,429. Previous themes have included Le Grant Depart and the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations last year.

Chris Whiley, director at Carers’ Resource, was delighted to find out that one knitter had modelled a chick on her own distinctive hairstyle!

“The Easter creations are a fun way to raise funds for carers, as well as a great way for us to spread the word about the support we offer carers,” she said.

“Thanks to all the knitters for their wonderful support. We hope this year’s colourful and eye-catching batch will raise a cracking total.”

Some 1,600 chicks have been knitted in bright colours and decorated with hats, feathers and accessories.

They are on sale in the Carers’ Resource Bradford office, St Paul’s Road, Shipley.

Other outlets stocking them include: The Little Stationery Shop, Market Street, Shipley; Ilkley Moor Medical Practice, in Springs Lane, Ilkley; and Hollins Hall Hotel, Hollins Hill, Baildon.

Confectionary giant Cadbury has again supported the drive by donating free crème eggs. People can call 01423 500555 if they wish to support the appeal.