Beanie project helps charity

Knitting beanies for hospital patients are (front, from left) Del Howden, Pauline Briggs, Judy McConnell, (back, from left) Kylie Beard, Helen Slater and Carol Russell.
Knitting beanies for hospital patients are (front, from left) Del Howden, Pauline Briggs, Judy McConnell, (back, from left) Kylie Beard, Helen Slater and Carol Russell. Alistair Brightman

A GROUP of eight Aboriginal women linked to the Kalang Respite Centre has gathered three times a week for the past 12 months trying to knit the community together by making beanies for charity.

More than 100 of the hand-knitted beanies were donated to the Hervey Bay Hospital yesterday by the volunteers.

The group started off by simply knitting beanies and scarves for family before deciding to donate the creations to St Vincent de Paul and other places in need.

The knitting group has made an outstanding collection of knitwear based on bright coloured beanies for both adults and kids, with mittens next on the agenda.

Over the past 12 months, the women have used a loom rather than knitting needles to create their woollen products.

Kalang Respite Care Centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday and to anyone who wants to come along and take part.

Topics:  community project, hand-knitted beanies, kalang respite centre




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