Northumberland residents, volunteers and children have 'bombed' trees in Prudhoe with knitting to raise money for charity.

The craze, 'yarn bombing', is where crochet squares have been made by friends, family, ladies in South Africa, and local knitting clubs. People have bought the squares for £5, which forms the patchwork used to 'bomb' the trees.

With each square, people can write dedications to loved ones in a book, which now sits alongside the trees in Prudhoe Waterworld, a building nearby.

Volunteers snuck out to 'bomb' the trees on Saturday night Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Carol Tree, Alan Moore and Donna Southgate organised the fundraising effort for Spirit of Africa, a charity which raises money for a foster care home and pre-school in South Africa:

The trees will remain 'yarn bombed' until the New Year Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The trees are being called the Thanksgiving trees. We are hoping to keep them up until the New Year. The people of Prudhoe were out in their droves visiting the trees on Sunday [12th October] and examining the book in which they had made their dedication. >

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The trees will remain 'yarn bombed' until the New Year Credit: ITV Tyne Tees