Long­est rib­bon chal­lenge

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page - BY TATE SPITERI

THE Women’s Well­ness Net­work (WWN) of Myrtle­ford and Sur­rounds has joined a Ta­ree and Great Lakes Dis­trict ini­tia­tive to knit Aus­tralia’s long­est rib­bon.

The quest will also chase the world record for the largest aware­ness rib­bon, which sits at 2.5 kilo­me­tres.

The project is to help raise aware­ness and ini­ti­ate con­ver­sa­tions around fam­ily vi­o­lence and vi­o­lence against women.

WWN co­or­di­na­tor, Kym Good­man said that the pro­gram hope to bring the com­pleted rib­bon to Myrtle­ford next year to help pro­mote a Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Aware­ness event.

“Our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties have about three weeks to get clack­ing and to start knit­ting their con­tri­bu­tions,” she added.

All knits must be white wool, acrylic or cot­ton; eight ply and knit­ted with 4-5mm knit­ting nee­dles that are 40 stitches wide.

The knits should be with a plain stitch and be­tween 40cm and 1 me­tre long.

“This is a whole dis­trict com­mu­nity project with all clubs, groups, schools and in­di­vid­u­als in­vited to be in­volved,” Ms Good­man said.

“I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to get knit­ting to make sure the towns of Myrtle­ford and sur­rounds can re­ally con­trib­ute to this fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive.”

Knit­ting must be dropped to Shop 26, in Bright, Good­man Curl Care or the Myrtle­ford Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre in Myrtle­ford by Fri­day No­vem­ber 9.

En­quiries can be made to Kym Good­man 0431329840.

ALL COUNTS: (left to right) Lo­cals Yvonne Ta­balotny, Roslyn Bruncher, Julie Wil­liams, Liz Riz­zato, Co­ral New­lands, Danuta Marr and Eileen Giles start an Aus­tralian and World record at­tempt for the largest char­ity white rib­bon.

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