Close-knit craft group funds African surgeries

A Guyra craft group with warm hearts and even warmer knitwear is making a big difference for medical services in Africa.

The knitting and crochet craft group gathers at the Guyra LT Starr Library each Thursday, making clothing and other items to raise money for an Ethopian health foundation.

“Many of the items they produce – including gloves, beanie, scarves and other clothing items for kids and adults – are donated to the fundraising effort,” Guyra Library and Information Officer Wendy Warner said.

“All proceeds go to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Ethiopia to provide desperately needed surgery. The craft group’s enduring commitment over a number of years has brought a significant injection of funds to the foundation.”

Its latest batch of knitted and crocheted creations is now available for sale at the Guyra library.

“The weekly craft group is a very welcome social gathering for its members, and its fundraising efforts for a very worthy cause bring added motivation.”

Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome to come along any Thursday from 2pm.

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