Springfield Yarners knit for needy

THE Springfield Yarners knitting group has handed more than 40 hand-knitted blankets to the Salvation Army today, bringing the total donated since the group began six years ago to more than 200.

Club co-ordinator and USQ Education lecturer Dr Nicole Ann Todd said the group hoped to provide a little comfort in the lives of those in need in Ipswich.

"We have been told people treasure the blankets and appreciate the effort the local community have gone to," Dr Todd said. "We hand over a large batch of blankets each winter and look forward to giving more in the coming years."

The Salvation Army's Major Margaret Dobbie said the blankets would stay within the Ipswich community.

"Some will be donated to aged care and some to families who are starting over after domestic violence," she said.

Dr Todd said a big thank you should go to the many nameless knitters who dropped off blankets and wool throughout the year.

The Springfield Yarners meet on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm at the University of Southern Queensland, Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central in the Staff Room on Level 6.

For more information email Dr Todd at nicoleann.todd@usq.edu.au.



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