Palmyra Knitting Group donates 400 teddy bears to children in Vietnam

Joan Anderson, Kathleen Crosbie, Gwylan Akesson and Val Dunstan with the hundreds of bears the Palmyra Knitting Group have made for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.
Joan Anderson, Kathleen Crosbie, Gwylan Akesson and Val Dunstan with the hundreds of bears the Palmyra Knitting Group have made for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

ANOTHER 400 teddy bears skilfully crafted by hand will be donated to disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

Knitted or sewn by members of the Palmyra Knitting Group, the bears will be given to the Christian Health Aid Team (CHAT) at the end of the month.

The bears form part of a care bag that CHAT’s dental volunteers will give orphaned and underprivileged children overseas.

“It helps the children – that’s why we do it,” volunteer Anne Young said.

“It gives them something to love. It’s very special.”

Coordinator Kath Crosbie said the group had been donating bears for six years.

Members catch up each Friday to chat, enjoy some afternoon tea and knit.

“Knitting is very peaceful,” Ms Crosbie said.

“As retirees we get to do something with our time and something worthwhile.”

If would like to join the group or donate materials, phone 9339 7394.

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