The knitting group at Servite in Joondanna are an extremely productive and committed crew, who like to knit for worthwhile causes.
The latest charity to benefit from their amazing work is Uniting Care West, which among many good works, provides support for children who are affected by domestic violence within the family.
The circle of ladies have knitted blankets, hats and scarves for women’ shelters, with the aim of brightening up the lives of those children who end up there with a parent.
The knitted items were presented to John Cook from Uniting Care West, who said he was deeply impressed with the generous effort made.
“The ladies from the Servite knitting group are providing hope and a real sense of community spirit,” he told the ladies as he accepted the items.
Ruth Dias, who lives in Servite Village and who is a very active member of the group, says all those knitting get a lot from taking part:
“It’s great for concentration as we all have to count every stitch, so have to stay focussed as we knit,” she says.
“It’s by giving that we receive,” Lifestyle Facilitator Liz Fowler says. “The knitting group is very effective in nurturing friendships between residents and they all enjoy the sense that they are giving back to the community.”