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Crafty residents knit beanies for earthquake victims

Cecilia AllenSouth Western Times
Carey Park Gardens residents Billy Forsyth and Ethel James with village manager Trudy Turner, centre, wear the beanies which will be sent to Nepal.
Camera IconCarey Park Gardens residents Billy Forsyth and Ethel James with village manager Trudy Turner, centre, wear the beanies which will be sent to Nepal. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Residents at Carey Park Gardens have been busy sewing red beanies, which will be sent to communities in Nepal affected by the 2015 earthquake.

Manager Trudy Turner said she was involved in Soroptimist, an international organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.

“One of the Soroptimist groups’ latest projects is making beanies for people in Nepal affected by the 2015 earthquake and I thought it would be a great project for residents to help with,” she said.

“So far they’ve made 50 beanies.

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“The residents love to be involved in the Bunbury wider community.”

Mrs Turner said she was “very proud” of the residents, who continue to contribute to worthwhile causes.

“It highlights how we all need to be valued and have a purpose to our daily lives,” she said.

“Who knows what project is next?

“I’ve heard the residents talk about knitting squares, which could be made into blankets and sent to Africa.”

Mrs Turner said she would encourage any groups in the area who needed help with similar projects to contact 9721 9011.

“The residents are always more than happy to help with community projects,” she said.

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