Yarns for a good cause…

Warwick Friendly Society general manager Ahmad Almesfer tries on a beanie for size at Akooramak Care of Older Persons – Ahmad is pictured here with Akooramak residents Barb Woods, Grace Hill and Jean Heeks, and diversional therapist Chris Cave.

Those doing it tough this winter – and premmie babies at some of the state’s major hospitals – will be kept toasty warm thanks to the efforts of some of the ladies at Warwick’s Akooramak Care of Older Persons.

Barb Woods, Jean Heeks and Grace Hill – with help from diversional therapists Chris Cave and Barb Mapes – have been working their nimble fingers in recent months to donate their knitted and crocheted work to the ‘Guardian Angel’ knitting program.

The program is run locally by the Warwick Friendly Society, a Guardian Pharmacy, and the ladies’ efforts will be distributed to St Vincent de Paul ‘Vinnies’ outlets across Queensland and nationwide to help the homeless, in the form of blankets, scarves, gloves and other winter warmers.

Baby beanies, booties and other clothing will also find their way to St Andrews Hospital in Toowoomba and Brisbane’s Royal Women’s Hospital for the benefit of ‘premmie’ babies who need that extra care and love.

Yarn used by the Akooramak ladies was largely donated and their tireless efforts also coincided with Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz in July 2019 festival – and more donations are keenly welcomed for their future endeavours – enquiries to Akooramak on 4661 4100.

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