Knitting goes to needy in Tanzania
FOREST View Village knitters have been stitching up a storm and recently donated some of their works to less fortunate folk in Tanzania.
Organiser Carol Hawkshaw said the group had been knitting for charity for four years and said its most recent works had been taken by member Sue Chapman to Tanzania.
Ms Hawkshaw said a special presentation was put on for the Forest View Village group by Ms Chapman in September to tell the story of her Tanzanian trip and view photos of the knitting recipients.
“There were fish ’n’ chips jumpers, a small jumper for young children, beanies and toys,” Ms Hawkshaw said.
She said the group had been working together and donating their wares to charity for more than four years and enjoyed getting together to knit.
“The whole project of knitting for charity we’ve been doing over four years,” she said.
Carol sister started the group.
“The seed was planted and I let it sprout from there,” she said.
Ms Hawkshaw said the group shared the common interest of knitting and donating to charity and said it had produced and donated a substantial about of work.
“It’s gone in different directions,” she said.
Ms Hawkshaw said the group had donated to Mission without Borders, Wrap and Love or Gift in Kind Project, the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox project, Operation Christmas Gift, Guardian Angels, the City Impact Outreach who took their knitting to Africa and the south Pacific and said the group had also supported an orphanage in India with their knitting and crochet goods.
She said the group got a lot of yarn donated as people knew it was going to a good cause.
“Then they just knit away because they’re a happy, chatty group.”