Local Knitting for a Purpose group outdid their target of knitting 100 scarf and beanie sets for Kookaburra Kids.

The volunteer group’s dedication and enthusiasm for the recent “Knitting for
Kookaburra Kids” project saw the group achieve an additional 30 sets bringing the total number of sets to be donated to 130.

Glynis King and Robyn Middleton, group coordinators for the knitting group said they wanted to do something special for the children.

“It was important to the group that there were enough sets for each child going to camp,” Ms King said.

“Even more so it was especially important the children got to personally choose their hand-knitted sets,” she said.

Kookaburra Kids CEO Pam Brown said many of the kids referred to the Kookaburra Kids program are from low socio-economic families.

“It is heartfelt donations like this the children cherish.” Mrs Brown said.

“It really gives the kids a boost to receive such a lovely handmade gift, made specifically for them” she said.

Ms King, representing the knitting group hand delivered the knitted sets to the children at a recent Kookaburra Kids camp.

“Seeing the kids smile and enjoy the beanies and scarves is what our Knitting for a Purpose group is all about” Ms King said.

The Knitting for a Purpose group was formed in 2013 by a local community member who identified a need within the Sutherland Shire. Meeting every Friday morning the group knits items to support various projects around the Sutherland Shire and greater Sydney areas.

A big thank you to all the Knitting for a Purpose group: Glynis, Robyn, Lynne, Eileen, Carmen, Sylvia, Narelle, Jane, Diana, Yvonne and Nilva. Your amazing efforts are greatly appreciated.