NIMBLE-fingered residents at Ingenia Gardens Seascape have been hard at work knitting teddies and soft goods to donate to seriously-ill children at Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia.
Residents at Ingenia Gardens Seascape have put their 150 years of combined knitting experience to good use to provide a little extra comfort for seriously-ill children who are away from home.
A group of residents and Village manager Sonia Magee made a trip to the Ronald McDonald House Perth for morning tea with families and to hand over more than 35 knitted beanies and teddy bears they spent the last three months creating.
Ms Magee said residents loved using their experienced knitting skills to help others in need.
“The group was more than happy to be of service and give what they could to the Ronald McDonald House Perth,” she said.
“Most of our residents have been knitting for decades and this worthy cause provided the ideal opportunity to put their talent to good use.
“Knitting the teddies also has significant benefits for residents, with many seeing an increase in their dexterity, improvement in their hand-eye coordination and an extended range of motion in their fingers and wrists.”
Ingenia Gardens Seascape resident Dora Goddard knits teddies, blankets and beanies.
“l started knitting 40 years ago, it’s lovely to know these goods will be serving a great purpose comforting little ones and making them feel special,” she said.
“I have known how to knit for a very long time and it is always warming to know I’m making something that others will get joy from.
“My favourite thing to knit are the beanies and the blankets out of left-over yarn, I love getting together with the other women to knit and talk – it’s relaxing.”
Ingenia Gardens Seascape residents will continue to knit teddies and beanies for children in need as they prepare for the busy Christmas period.