Librarians knit for charity

2015-11-25 06:22
North End Library staff spearheaded the knitting of six beautiful blankets for charity. Assisted by the public as part of a knitting club linked to the library, children from the Erica Child and Youth Care Centre will now be able to use their handiwo

North End Library staff spearheaded the knitting of six beautiful blankets for charity. Assisted by the public as part of a knitting club linked to the library, children from the Erica Child and Youth Care Centre will now be able to use their handiwo

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STAFF from the North End Library and members of a knitting club linked to the library decided to spread some love by knitting blankets for charity.

Children at the Erica Children and Youth Care facility in Hillside were the beneficiaries of the blankets.

Assistant Librarian Gillian Burgess said they started knitting one blanket in July for Mandela Month with the intention of making a difference in one person’s life but the project gained momentum with donations of wool and other resources from members of a knitting club linked to the library.

They ended up with six beautiful brightly coloured blankets after a few months of hard work.

“As staff we’re happy that we can contribute resources to Erica Children and Youth Care Centre. Being able to help just warms my heart,” Burgess said.

Two of the blankets have approximately 60 squares and are ideal for the bigger children and the other four – with approximately 40 squares – will now warm the hearts and little bodies of the smaller ones.

Veronica Lewis, a representative from Erica Child and Youth Care was thrilled to receive the blankets.

“The children are going to love them and it will make a difference as we always have a huge shortage of blankets. We house about 100 children with ages ranging from one day old to eighteen years.

“Hence we really appreciate this and our kids are always happy to receive gifts,” Lewis said. – REPORTER

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