Terri Handy from LJ Hooker displays knitting squares for the Little Haven fundraiser.
Terri Handy from LJ Hooker displays knitting squares for the Little Haven fundraiser. Renee Pilcher

Staff knit for charity

KNITTERS have proven to be very generous people. Which is why LJ Hooker staff in Gympie decided to knit a little bit of a difference in the lives of people with a terminal illness.

Target 1000 was organised by the LJ Hooker team as an unique way to contribute towards supporting a valuable, yet extremely under-funded service in this community.

“Knitting for Little Haven Palliative Care started with the thought that we can all make a difference,” principal Terri Handy said.

“We liked the idea because we can give back to the community but it also provides an opportunity for those who would like to help out more but are unable to get out like they used to.

"It’s the kind of project anyone can be part of – all they need is a set of knitting needles and spare time.”

LJ Hooker has asked people to donate time instead of money, to help reach a target of 1000 knitted squares to be sewn together into blankets for Little Haven patients.

A gold coin is asked of knitters who need LJ Hooker to supply the wool, but Ms Brock said one thing was for sure, most knitters would have mountains of unused wool at home for this exercise.

“For those who are unable to physically help, we are happy to accept as much wool as possible, because the more we have, the more we can use.”

Each of the squares will be made into blankets for Little Haven patients to use and a number of volunteers have already put up their hands to dedicate their time once the squares are complete.

LJ Hooker will be the pick-up and drop-off point for anyone who wants to participate.

They have a target of 1000 squares, which will need to be 20 centimetres square and in any colour.

“Little Haven do an incredible amount of work within our community and we have heard many heart-warming stories from clients who have needed their help.

Should this year’s run be a success, we hope to make this an annual event, assisting a different local organisation each year.

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