Mercy Place Mont Clare Seniors Busy Knitting Beanies for Babies

on the Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dozens of handmade booties and beanies are destined for premature babies at King Edwards Hospital, thanks to the talent and time of residents in the knitting club at Mercy Place Mont Clare.

The gifted seniors are meeting weekly to handcraft the foot and headwear for the tiny tots, while at the same time teaching staff at the not-for-profit aged care provider the traditional handicraft.

The group has also been knitting beanies and scarves which will be donated to the Red Cross for distribution to homeless and disadvantaged people during the winter months.

Mercy Place Mont Clare Service Manager, Joan Lowney, said the residents involved were both talented and caring.

“This really is a fantastic initiative, not just for the babies and disadvantaged people who will benefit, but also for our residents, who love sharing their incredible talent for knitting with Mercy Health staff,” Ms Lowney said.

“So many of our residents have been keen to join the club and take part in the creative process of making the beautiful little booties and beanies, as well as the hats and scarves. It’s certainly rewarding for them and we can see that by contributing to a worthwhile initiative, their own lives are also being enriched.”

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