Wanneroo quilters make warm gesture to Solaris Cancer Care patients


Scrappy Quilters Kathy Chivers, Kathy Cowherd, Margaret Gillon, Theresa Lumpkin and Donna Enright. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480168
Scrappy Quilters Kathy Chivers, Kathy Cowherd, Margaret Gillon, Theresa Lumpkin and Donna Enright. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480168

A GROUP of volunteers in Wanneroo is dedicated to helping make cancer patients more comfortable throughout their medical treatments.

The Wanneroo Senior Citizens Club has been quilting blankets for two years and has donated about 120 to patients at the Solaris Cancer Care centre.

Club member Marcia Janette Dinnie said there were 10 quilters and 360 club members who help make the project possible.

“We meet once a week, but come in at various times to use the quilting machine,” she said.

“The importance of the quilts are for patient’s comfort, and having something to call their own whilst receiving treatment, and are theirs to keep and take home.”

To help with their quilting, the club recently received a Lotterywest grant of $13,000 to purchase a quilting machine.

Ms Dinnie said the quilting machine meant that quilters did not have to leave the community centre to sew the pieces together and could consequently do more work for the charity.

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