Community groups share in donations from work of Ridgewood knitters


Sheila English, Janet Evans, Patricia Giles Centre chief executive Tillie Prowse, Teresa Florschutz and Silver Chain’s Jeanette Short. Picture: Bruce Hunt      www.communitypix.com.au   d463494
Sheila English, Janet Evans, Patricia Giles Centre chief executive Tillie Prowse, Teresa Florschutz and Silver Chain’s Jeanette Short. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d463494

COMMUNITY groups have received a hand, thanks to donations from a group of Ridgewood knitters.

Ridgewood Rise lifestyle village residents spent last year knitting, crocheting and sewing items to sell within the village, which raised $1500.

They recently donated $500 each to the Patricia Giles Centre in Joondalup, Silver Chain and Cancer Council WA.

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Baby clothes, toys and blankets were also donated to King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Member Kath Hill said the group had been running for 10 years and there were 14 members who met weekly.

“Members buy a $2 raffle ticket each week, proceeds of which help us buy wool, lace, coat hangers, toys, stuffing. Profits go to our chosen charities. Members range from mid-60s to mid-80s and we all really enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing and of course friendship and a cuppa,” she said.