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Sewing for a good cause . . . A group of knitters, who meet at Strathallan Village on Friday afternoons, have been busy with their needles for international recipients and local children. PHOTO: GRETA YEOMAN

by Greta Yeoman

A group of knitters, who meet at Strathallan Village on Friday afternoons, have been busy with their needles making things for international recipients and local children.

Member Doreen Nixon (far left) said the group of about 18 knitters had been knitting blankets since the start of the year for Operation Cover Up, which each year sends two shipping containers full of blankets, clothing and hygiene products – donated by New Zealanders across the country – to Eastern Europe to be used by children and their families.

The Strathallan group has also been knitting hats, beanies, woollen vests and mittens (pictured).

These will be given to Presbyterian Support South Canterbury’s Family Works service, for the organisation to distribute to families.