The Salvation Army's Major Lyn Cook is presented with quilts made by the Urangan Crafty Ladies, from front left Olive Hauff, Pam Joule and Barbara Epton and from back left Julie Hill, Sue Dixon, Josey Kiem, Rosemary Kenny and Wendy Goldsmith.
The Salvation Army's Major Lyn Cook is presented with quilts made by the Urangan Crafty Ladies, from front left Olive Hauff, Pam Joule and Barbara Epton and from back left Julie Hill, Sue Dixon, Josey Kiem, Rosemary Kenny and Wendy Goldsmith. Alistair Brightman

Crafty ladies giving the gift of warmth to flood victims

COMMUNITY members who lost everything in summer's floods will feel a little warmer this winter thanks to a generous donation from the Urangan Community Centre Crafty Ladies.

The women have knitted several blankets and sewn quilts which they donated to the Salvation Army yesterday to give to flood victims.

Urangan Community Centre project officer Christel Schrank said the group did a simple act to help the community.

"They care about people who are worse off than them," she said.

"We care and we're showing how much we care by sharing our skills."

The group meets fortnightly at the community centre but Ms Schrank said the project support extended to the community.

"It's not just us ladies - we've had wonderful donations of materials from the community and Spotlight," she said.

"It's timely for the cold weather and they'll provide flood victims with not just physical warmth but emotional warmth too."

The donations are becoming an annual event.

Last year the group knitted for Youthcare, a community organisation helping disadvantaged youth in the region.

For more information on the Urangan Community Centre, phone 4125 5499.



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