Perth Basket Brigade weaving good will for those who need it most

Janet Spring (sitting) with fellow Perth Basket Brigade volunteers Beryl Lane, left, Pam Key and Nancy Moller.
Janet Spring (sitting) with fellow Perth Basket Brigade volunteers Beryl Lane, left, Pam Key and Nancy Moller.

THIS Christmas, knitting is providing some much-needed holiday cheer to those who have fallen on hard times.

The Perth Basket Brigade is a charity organisation that provides gifts and food to those in need around Christmas.

Four local women have joined forces to help with the annual drive and help those less fortunate ahead of the festive season.

Gosnells resident Janet Spring has knitted more than 400 teddies, animals, AFL beanies and scarves throughout the year, while Kenwick’s Beryl Lane has created special coat hangers.

Beckenham’s Nancy Moller has also chipped in, using her sewing skills to create unique, reusable shopping bags.

Fellow volunteer and Gosnells resident Pam Key said it was a beautiful feeling to know they were helping people who needed it.

“We deliver it and the first thing they say is ‘where did this come from?’” she said.

“We just say we’ve heard they’re having a tough time and we’re the courier, but then they cry and we cry. It’s a really good feeling.”

Anyone interested in donating to the Perth Basket Brigade can email Perthbasketbrigade@magicmoments.org.au.