Sugar Coast Village Craft group member Berryl Streeter is still working on beanies for newborns.
Sugar Coast Village Craft group member Berryl Streeter is still working on beanies for newborns. Megan Pope

Knit beanies for babes

WHAT connection does the Fraser Coast have with the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane?

The answer is a colourful one and it's all thanks to the women of the Sugar Coast Village Craft Group.

For more than two years, members of the craft group, along with Tinana resident Beryl Clarke, have been knitting cute beanies for babies born at the hospital.

Craft group spokeswoman Beryl Streeter said a small group started working on the project in November 2009, after reading an advertisement published by the hospital in a seniors' newspaper.

The group has since knitted a staggering 1400 beanies for newborn babies at the hospital.

The women mainly work on the project in winter and the fastest can make up to two beanies a night. When the pile of beanies reaches about 100, they gather them up and send them off to the Mater.

If you would like to help make beanies for the Mater Mothers' Hospital, phone the Sugar Coast Village Craft Group on 4128 9641.



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