By Casey Neil, Mail Rangers Trader
Knitters can warm the hearts and bodies of hills people in need this winter.
Belgrave Knitting Circles is helping Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service (DRERS) to support residents with winter woollies to get through the cold months.
The group is holding knitting groups and asking for donations of wool, needles, and finished items. DRERS manager Tania Bevan said blankets, scarves, beanies, gloves and more would be greatly appreciated.
“This is a way that people can help people in their own community.” Ms Bevan said it was also great to be able to offer choice – so a parent, for example, could pick a scarf in their child’s favourite colour.
Bell Tavern will host knitting circles accompanied by Sweet Sassafras choir on Tuesdays 3 and 10 July, and Oscar’s Ale House will host sessions with VoKallista on Wednesdays 18 and 25 July.