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.
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.