Call­ing all knit­ters


Ted­dies for Tragedies re­cruit­ing knit­ters to make teddy bears for chil­dren who have ex­pe­ri­enced a tragedy.

used to knit socks and mit­tens and the like for my fam­ily, but they’re all grown. I knit items to put un­der the Christ­mas tree at the church and for the Adopt-aFam­ily pro­gram, but th­ese ted­dies, they’re needed year round.”

Bates doesn’t get out as much as she used to in the win­ter be­cause of a knee re­place­ment.

“Knit­ting gives me some­thing to do to pass the time and it’s such a wor­thy cause,” she said. “I’m sure there are oth­ers that have an hour or two to spare to make th­ese ted­dies. Any­one who would like to join, I’ll gladly give them some in­struc­tions. Once they make one of th­ese knit- ted teddy bears, they’re on their way.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in Ted­dies for Tragedies can pick up a pat­tern at the Syd­ney Mines com­mu­nity polic­ing of­fice on Fraser Av­enue or phone 736-2094.

“ We go through a lot of yarn and poly­fill and would wel­come do­na­tions which can be dropped off at the com­mu­nity polic­ing of­fice.”

Doc­tors who treat chil­dren in Third World or war-torn coun­tries are also looking for the ted­dies. The child gets to take the Teddy bear home, so the doc­tors need a con­tin­u­ous sup­ply.

“If th­ese ted­dies give chil­dren com­fort, then it gives me com­fort to know that sim­ply by knit­ting I can make a dif­fer­ence in their lives.” NORTH SYD­NEY — The choir of St. John’s Angli­can Church, North Syd­ney will again be hav­ing their pan­cake and sausage sup­per with dessert to­day from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in MacDon­ald Hall (church base­ment).

Tick­ets are $6 and are avail­able from any choir mem­ber.

Tick­ets will also be avail­able at the door.

Julie Collins - Cape Bre­ton Post

Back left, Edith Bates, Peggy MacDon­ald, Const. Harry Hal­l­i­day, knit­ter Marilyn Brown, and Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Of­fice vol­un­teers Martha Ross and in front Shirley MacNeil show off the ted­dies that are used to help chil­dren lo­cally and around the world deal with tragedies.

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