Katanning residents urged to knit for winter cause

Sarah MakseGreat Southern Herald
Knitted hats.
Camera IconKnitted hats. Credit: Tori O'Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O'Connor Picture: Tori O'Connor

The Shire of Katanning is calling on residents to lend their knitting skills to support vulnerable community members this winter.

The new Winter Warmth initiative will see volunteers knit, crochet or felt items to be donated in care packages to people in need.

Volunteers will be provided materials to create items such as socks, hats, hot-water bottle covers and blankets.

Shire community development and projects co-ordinator Denise Gallanagh-Wood said the project was about caring for the community.

“It will make a big difference to the people that receive the items and is a way to stay proactive during this period as well,” she said.

“People do want to do something that has a purpose and are really willing to help out and be neighbourly — we are finding that even more so at the moment.

Our aim is to do our very best during this time to make sure that nobody falls through the gaps.”

Items to be included in the Winter Warmth packs can be donated to the Katanning Public Library.

Call the library on 9821 4300.

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