Blankets sent north
Mission Without Borders would like to say a ‘‘big thank-you’’ to all the women who knitted jumpers, hats, scarves, whole blankets and thousands of peggy-squares to make singlebed blankets for orphanages in Moldova and Ukraine.
Local co-ordinator Jocelyn Currie said they were able to fill one wool bale to add to knitting collected from all over New Zealand which has been shipped in two 40-foot containers to arrive in time for the winter months.
Mission Without Borders will be involved again next year in knitting and collecting knitted blankets and garments to send to Eastern Europe.
If you are interested to know more about this project, phone Ms Currie on 234 1137.
Blanket appeal: Some of the local ladies whose colourful creations will keep orphans in Eastern Europe wrapped up for winter, from left, Pat Worthington, Jocelyn Currie, Glenda Kropp and Bev Allen.