A real purler

Knit­ters to keep ba­bies wrapped up

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - Sjanna San­dalova

Staff and res­i­dents at Bethshan Ju­niper have been keep­ing busy for a good cause.

Along with fam­ily and friends, they have been knit­ting clothes for pre­ma­ture ba­bies and will do­nate them to King Ed­ward Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal this week. Bethshan carer Shona Web­ster said it was great to see so many peo­ple from the Bethshan com­mu­nity get­ting in­volved.

“We’ve had a great re­sponse from knit­ting vol­un­teers and every­one’s just added a small con­tri­bu­tion.” she said.

The vol­un­teer knit­ting pro­gram is run through the Women and Infants Re­search Foun­da­tion, which sup­plies the ma­te­ri­als and pat­terns.

“It’s an ac­tiv­ity and gives us some­thing to do as well,” Ms Web­ster said.

“We’ve all had ba­bies, so be­ing able to help and do this is some­thing that makes us feel good.”

Bethshan res­i­dent Jean Blyth has also been do­nat­ing her knit­ted gar­ments to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in Third World coun­tries.

Pic­tures: Sjanna San­dalova

Shona Web­ster and Jean Blyth with gar­ments knit­ted by the Bethshan com­mu­nity.

The knit­ted gar­ments will be do­nated to pre­ma­ture ba­bies.

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