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Knitters donate creations to charity ahead of Christmas

Cr Rose Swadling, Major Colin Maxwell from the Salvation Army and Lesley Guy from Australian Red Cross with items generously donated from the Lively Knitting and Crocheting Club.
Cr Rose Swadling, Major Colin Maxwell from the Salvation Army and Lesley Guy from Australian Red Cross with items generously donated from the Lively Knitting and Crocheting Club.

UP TO 30 dedicated knitters and crocheters, who gave their generous time to make boxes of garments, are now giving up their hand-made items that is, and all for a worthy cause.

Leading up the festive season, Rockhampton Regional Library's Lively Knitting and Crochet Book Club handed over their creations to the Australian Red Cross and Salvation Army yesterday to help those who need it most this Christmas.

Rockhampton Regional Council's Communities Committee Chair Councillor Rose Swadling said the Lively Knitting and Crocheting Club was a wonderful initiative that keeps giving back to our community.

"We have up to 30 knitters and crocheters giving generously every week and now they're donating their wonderful creations at a time of year when some people really need a boost," Cr Swadling said.

"Christmas isn't always a festive period for families or those without proper shelter in our community, and sometimes they need just a helping hand, which is exactly what our dedicated club members are doing.

"They all display true community spirit, which amounts to a significant contribution with enormous benefits at this time of year."

Next year, Rockhampton Regional Libraries will again be hosting the Lively Knitting and Crocheting Club and it's a great opportunity to help out by donating wool or to learn a new skill from the passionate crafters.

"The great thing about the Club is that it's not just about knitting. Each person has a special connection and strong ownership of the activity," Cr Swadling said.

"The handmade woollen items have such a great impact on those who need it most, and best of all you'll feel great knowing you've contributed to such a worthy cause."

For further information on the Lively Knitting and Crocheting Club, please call the Libraries' Administration office on phone 49368043.

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