More than 22 large blankets, 23 cot blankets, 47 jumpers, 89 hats and scarves were knitted this year by local women for Mission Without Borders.
The woolly wares have been sent to children in orphanages in Ukraine, Romania and Moldova as part of ‘‘Operation Cover Up’’.
‘‘We were able to send a full wool bale of knitted items plus a carton of slippers and toys through to Auckland which, together with many other bales from all over the North Island, were sent on a container ship to the orphanages of Eastern Europe,’’ said Mission Without Borders area co-ordinator Jocelyn Currie.
She wanted to offer a big thank you to all the ladies who devoted their time and skills to this year’s shipment.
Mission Without Borders is a Christian organisation that has been helping the underprivileged in Eastern Europe for more than 10 years.
If you have donations of wool and/or would like to be involved in the knitting cause, contact Jocelyn Currie on 234 1137.