Christchurch kids warmed in winter
Robyn Gordon had been pondering how she could help those in Christchurch who had suffered severely from the February earthquake – that was until she read an article out of Rural News regarding a knitting community.
Ms Gordon is quite the knitter herself and thought this was a brilliant idea.
The knitting communities around New Zealand have been knitting socks, booties, hats, blankets and singlets for babies in Christchurch who are getting cold as winter looms ahead.
After some investigation she found Matamata had no such thing.
‘‘I thought maybe there might be something similar out there in Matamata. I would love to join a group who is knitting and would like to send things down to Christchurch or form a temporary group to knit for the children,’’ she said.
‘‘A lot of people down there don’t have much money as they have lost their jobs, and it is the little ones you think about coming into winter.’’
Ms Gordon said it was easy to pick up cheap merino wool and make a few pieces. She had family members who were in Christchurch at the time of the earthquake so it was something close to her heart and she was only too happy to donate her time to help those affected.
‘‘If kids keep their head and their feet warm, the rest of them warmer,’’ she said.
If there is anyone interested in gathering together and knitting for Christchurch over a cup of tea and good conversation contact Robyn Gordon on 888 1463.
Keen knitter: Robyn Gordon wants to use her knitting skills to help children in Christchurch.