Melville Woodturners Group to donate more than 200 toys to community groups


Melville Woodturners Group convenor Bernard Boycott with some of the toys that will be donated to MercyCare, Parkerville Children and Youth Care and Wanslea Family Services on Wednesday.
Melville Woodturners Group convenor Bernard Boycott with some of the toys that will be donated to MercyCare, Parkerville Children and Youth Care and Wanslea Family Services on Wednesday.

MORE than 200 items skilfully handcrafted by the Melville Woodturners Group will be donated to three community groups on Wednesday.

Convenor Bernard Boycott said members split into teams to make a range of toys throughout the year.

Among them are aeroplanes, trucks, pull-along toys, doll cots, figurines and spinning tops.

More than 100 hand-crafted kids items created with a lathe, along with a stack of soft-knitted toys, will be donated to MercyCare, Parkerville Children and Youth Care and Wanslea Family Services, in time for Christmas.

“It’s heart-warming to know the toys will go to kids who deserve them,” Mr Boycott said.

Mr Boycott said the group had also made more than 100 wooden bowls, packed them with lollies donated by IGA, before donating them to Silver Chain.

The group, based at the LeisureFit Melville, will relocate to Morris Buzacott Reserve, in January.

For information, visit www.woodturnerswa.com.

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