Knit­ting group meets the need

VIN­NIES PRO­GRAM SEEKS MEM­BERS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Belmont -

KNIT­TERS are en­cour­aged to cosy up with some warm wool at the St Vin­nies Bel­mont of­fice to make use­ful cre­ations for those in need.

Lyn Del Bor­rello started the knit­ting group five years ago with just three other women and there are now 15 peo­ple who get to­gether each Fri­day to knit blan­kets, bean­ies, scarves and gloves.

The St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety then dis­trib­utes the items to peo­ple in need or they are sold, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Vin­nies.

“We are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers to join the group who can knit, cro­chet or sew,” Ms Del Bor­rello said.

“We have a great time to­gether, en­joy some morn­ing tea and a chat, all while know­ing we are do­ing some good for peo­ple in need.”

The women also sell their cre­ations at stalls and en­joy recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties to­gether from time to time, she said.

The group meets at 76 Aber­nethy Roa in Bel­mont each Fri­day from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Lyn on 9457 7957.

Dona­tions of wool are also wel­come and can be dropped off at the so­ci­ety’s head of­fice in Bel­mont, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon­day to Fri­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion about sup­port­ing the So­ci­ety, call 13 18 12 or visit www.vin­nies.org.au.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Knit­ting group mem­bers Rose, Jen­nifer, Bar­bara, Val, Mar­garet, Shee­lagh, Pat and Lyn.

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