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Peter with scholarship students.

Peter with scholarship students.

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More than a thousand jumpers knitted by members of the Heath & Reach Women’s Institute have found an unlikely new home in the south east Asian nation of Laos.

Peter Banwell, of Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard, became a trustee of the Lao Educational Opportunities Trust, or LEOT, after visiting the country on his travels in 2008.

Upon his return, he gave a talk to the WI about the charity’s work and they asked if their team of knitters could help contribute to the cause.


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