Wool for Warmth
Abbotsleigh Senior School's knitting and crochet club, Wool for Warmth, is made up of keen knitters and crocheters from Years 8-12, as well as teachers Mrs Harding, Mrs Pickering and Mrs Cootes. We meet each Monday lunch in the Senior School Library Seminar Rooms.
On Monday 13 May, we had the wonderful job of handing over our collection of knitted and crocheted scarves and blankets to the charity we support, City Care Lunch, which is run by Church Hill Anglican in Sydney's CBD. We were thrilled to be able to hand over the items to Dylan Chalwell, who is a teacher in the English Department and is a volunteer for City Care Lunch.
City Care Lunch is an event which happens six times a year, helping more than 100 men and women living on the margins. Church Hill puts on a big barbecue with steaks, gourmet salads and tasty desserts, and volunteers and guests sit together, sharing food, conversation and the gospel of Jesus. Alongside the food, there are also clothes and toiletries, which each guest is welcome to take.
The church gets plenty of donations of items that are given out at the lunch, but often these are of a practical, mass-produced or second-hand nature (toothbrushes, large batches of unsold clothes, second hand clothes, etc). So what is special about the items of woolly goodness made by Abbotsleigh's Wool for Warmth is that each item is personal, made with care and love; they are distinctive and warm! The warmth is especially important for people who are sleeping rough, as Sydney gets so cold at night.
Wool for Warmth is thrilled to be involved with this charity. If you would like to join us in creating items for the next City Care Lunch event, please come to the Senior School Library Seminar Rooms at lunch on Mondays.