We are very proud that at our Metlifecare villages we have a number of residents doing a lot of good for New Zealand communities and beyond.
Lovingly self-titled the ‘Knitwits’, this group of thoughtful residents is from The Orchards in Glenfield.
Pictured from left we have Lorraine McLeod, Heather Mahoney, Lorraine Jorgensen, Keryl Blackburn and Betty Finlay.
They have made these beautiful Fish & Chip jumpers to send away for new-born babies in Africa. They are called “fish and chip” jumpers due to the fact that babies in third world countries often go home wrapped in newspaper – just like we in New Zealand (and other countries) wrap fish & chips.
“Various groups throughout New Zealand are making them. The ones we make probably take two or three evenings to make if you knit a lot, depending how quick you are. There is no rush and they are simple to knit. Wool is requested as it keeps the children warmer in the colder climates or at night.”
The team are sending them to Nelson where a group are coordinating the dispatch with people who are traveling to either, Africa, Laos and Nepal, who are going through earthquake recovery.
“It is important to send them with a reliable person otherwise it could be possible that they would never reach their destination.”
Thank you to the Knitwits for being such wonderful, giving people.
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