Get knitting for orphans

2017-11-14 06:00

You have until the end of the month to join Simon’s Town Museum’s knit-a-jersey project.

The museum asks community members to knit jerseys, teddy bears or beanies to donate to HIV/Aids orphans.

In December each year, a charity is chosen to whom all the donations are given.

“In the past we have partnered with charities such as Nazareth House, the Love and Care Centre, Masiphumelele, the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children and the Izivunguvungu Youth Band.”

It is a “special and unique campaign”, says museum curator Cathy Salter-Jansen.

“Knit-a-Jersey is special because it brings warmth and joy to very young, disadvantaged children in our area. Each jersey and each teddy is different, so that each orphan receives something special that is unique for them.”

Contributions can be dropped off at the museum before Wednesday 29 November.

V For more information call the museum on 021 786 3046.

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