Change to winter warmer appeal

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THIS year’s Winter Blanket Appeal will not be about blankets.

St Vincent de Paul and Southern Peninsula Community Support at Rosebud are reportedly “awash with blankets”.

And the view of the appeal’s organisers is that given the relative cheapness of reasonable quality doonas, young families prefer them. So organisations which provide warm bedding and clothing this year are focussing on doonas.

However, the army of knitters that provides hundreds of blankets and warm hand knitted clothing, could start on beanies, scarves, gloves, jumpers and jackets for all ages.

“Unwanted wool from unfinished projects to help those knitters who can’t afford wool also would be welcome,” knitters co-ordinator Fran Henke said.

She said good, clean doonas would be acceptable and that wool, finished garments and doonas can be left at any Mornington Peninsula branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Items will be delivered to Southern Peninsula Food for All to be sorted and shared to St Vincent de Paul Mornington Peninsula Conferences for needy local families.

Details: mrsfhenke@bigpond.com

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 14 March 2017

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