Beanies a warm gesture

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Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Volunteers have been knitting beanies and blankets in support of cancer patients.
Camera IconVolunteers have been knitting beanies and blankets in support of cancer patients. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Avid knitters in Narrogin have taken on the task of knitting beanies and blankets for cancer patients at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth.

Community Assisted Transport Service car carer Coral Mahony approached the Narrogin Art Group with the idea of knitting beanies after a CATS car patient said more were needed at the hospital.

“My patient made a comment about needing more beanies at FSH and also wished they had blankets for their trip to and from Perth in the CATS car,” she said.

The Narrogin Art Group hosted a knitting day, with about 20 women getting involved to knit colourful beanies and blankets using donated wool.

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Narrogin Art Group member Joan Scott said the group had been knitting the items since the start of February.

Knitted beanies and blankets.
Camera IconKnitted beanies and blankets. Credit: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer

“We will be knitting for another week — we hope to make at least 50 beanies and we have around nine blankets,” she said.

“Members of the Narrogin Library knitting and crochet group have also been helping with the project.”

The knitted bonanza was put on display at the Narrogin Library to encourage others to get their needles out and donate a beanie.

The items will be delivered to Fiona Stanley Hospital through CATS car trips.

The community knitting groups also plan to make beanies for the oncology ward at the Narrogin Hospital when the new tele-chemo unit arrives later this month.

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