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Do­na­tions help Aus­tralians through tough times

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

A ‘KIND­NESS’ of quil­ters has lov­ingly made and do­nated quilts to those in need around Aus­tralia.

Gayn­dah Cot­tage Craft’s do­na­tion of 29 quilts was warmly re­ceived by Gun­ther Vil­lage aged care res­i­dents.

Cot­tage Craft spokes­woman He­len Gow said the do­na­tion capped a busy year for “the nim­ble, and not so nim­ble, fin­gers” of the mem­bers.

“The busy sew­ers have chalked up an im­pres­sive num­ber of char­ity of­fer­ings, with two boxes of quilts go­ing to vic­tims of the New South Wales bush­fires; 77 quilts, eight pil­low cases and 68 wash­ers to Ron­ald McDon­ald House; and 200 breast can­cer bags do­nated to the Can­cer Coun­cil,” Ms Gow said.

In July, a quilt raf­fled at their suc­cess­ful bi­en­nial River­bank Re­treat raised funds for the As­bestos So­ci­ety, in hon­our of Es­ther Har­ris, and the Gayn­dah Com­bined Schools chap­laincy.

“The ladies have earned them­selves a much-needed Christ­mas break and will recom­mence in the new year on Jan­uary 28,” Ms Gow said.

The group meets at YMCA Gayn­dah on Wed­nes­day at 9am.

Those in­ter­ested in form­ing a Satur­day af­ter­noon group are wel­come to phone pres­i­dent Iris Stark on 4161 1221 or sec­re­tary Irene McCosker on 4161 1470.

The group’s ex­ec­u­tive, led by pres­i­dent Iris Stark, was re­turned un­op­posed at the re­cent an­nual gen­eral meet­ing, with Fay Robin­son as vice-pres­i­dent.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

COM­FORT: Gun­ther Vil­lage res­i­dent Philip Bam­bling was de­lighted to re­ceive a quilt from Gayn­dah Cot­tage Craft.

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