Thursday, April 16, 2015

Knitting group ensures kids will be warm this winter

Winters on the dusty Highveld can be cold and miserable and especially harsh if you live in a shack in an informal settlement. But for 40 kids at Elandsvlei, this winter will be a lot more comfortable.
 The children recently received toasty, woolen jerseys and beanies, knitted and donated by a senior-citizen knitting group in Northwold, Johannesburg.
 "My mother, Ann Turton started knitting jerseys for AIDS babies in 2000," says Cynthia Wadley. "When people in the complex saw what she was up they too became involved and quickly the group grew, to the point where there are now over 20 of us.
 "My Mom passed away last year, in December and I was asked by the ladies to take over the reins from her," she says.
 "We've received support from these wonderful people on a number of occasions over the years," says Rev. Lawrence Mabaso, Carryou Ministry, General Manager. "They have and continue, to make a difference in the lives of our children."

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