Crafters’ generous gesture

The Cooinda Craft Group proudly presented their work to SBcare staff. 282409_02

by Julian Lehnert

A Kingaroy craft and needlework group has donated over 100 handmade hats, scarves and trinkets to SBcare’s Meals on Wheels program this month, with staff praising the handover as “heart-warming.”

On 16 May, as part of one of their regular monthly meetings, members of Kingaroy’s Cooinda Craft Group gathered at the Kingaroy Town Hall supper room to present SBcare with several bags filled with the garments, just in time for the colder season.

Cooinda’s talented members crocheted, knitted and sewed together well over 100 beanies and scarves for SBcare, with the organisation’s food services manager, Jackie Raine, saying the warm attire will be well-received by the region’s most vulnerable people.

“They [our clients] were absolutely taken aback – they loved it,” Ms Raine said.

“It was really heart-warming listening to them.”

In addition to the vast array of clothing items, Cooinda member Jess also donated a box full of individually-wrapped hand-made cloth hearts.

“Thank you for the beanies and scarves, and also the hearts,” SBcare’s Jackie Raine said following the handover.

“Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts – this will help aged care, Meals on Wheels, even our clients living with disability.”