Knit appeal warmly received
MARGARET Whitchurch, Betty Lock, Rosemary Kajewski and Lois Ramsden love to warm the hearts of unfortunate children around the world.
The four were among more than 150 Guardian Angels from Central Queensland who volunteered their time to knit teddy bears, jumpers, socks, blankets and beanies to keep poor children around the world warm during their winter.
As part of the Guardian Angel program, Shepherd Guardian Pharmacy put out the challenge to fill its front window with knits of all kinds.
Before the deadline, the window was filled from generous donations of handmade knits.
Volunteer Rosemary Kajewski said her love of knitting has kept her interested in helping the Guardian Angel program for four years.
"I was taught how to knit by my mother when I was five years old,'' she said.
Inner Wheel club of Rockhampton members Margaret Whitchurch, Betty Loch and Lois Ramsden said they were proud to be a part of the program.
"We started only this year and are already starting on more clothes for next year,'' Mrs Whitchurch said.
Guardian Angel co-ordinator Kristy Glover said it was a massive achievement to see so many children's garmets being made for those who needed them most.