IT’S curtains for local charity Communicare – but in the nicest possible way.
A small gesture from Murray District Hospital will help improve the lives of those in need this winter, with the hospital donating more than 100 old curtains used many years ago.
Communicare Employment Services spokeswoman Victoria Robinson said the excellent condition of the curtains meant they could be used to meet several areas of need.
“We have donated half the curtains to RUAH Community Services to help the homeless entering into Housing Authority accommodation to add warmth to their houses this winter,’’ she said.
“The rest are being recycled to create weighted blankets to support children with autism, cerebral palsy and restless leg syndrome.”
The weighted blankets will be designed and produced by participants in the Work for the Dole program hosted by Communicare.
Murray District Hospital advance skill enrolled nurse Mary Storie said the curtains would have an important new use in the community.
“We never imagined the impact this donation could have on the community and are so pleased to see them put to good use,’’ she said.