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Our Beaut Beanies Group hopes to market some of its work under the special name of Cosy Corner Crafts. We have warm Beanies, glorious tea cosies, wonderful knotted socks and also some books for sale. You might find exactly what you are looking for. A lovely morning tea in good company is assured.
We are still making other items to give away to charitable organisations and hospitals.
“Coffee and Kids” – for mums with their pre-school children, meet from 9.30am to 11am each Thursday and Fridays during School Terms.
The Choir meets for practice at 7:15pm on Thursdays, durimg the warmer months, and makes much appreciated contributions to Sunday worship.
A knitting group, “Beaut Beanies”, meets 10:30 to noon every Tuesday (February to November). They donate beanies & scarves to people in need of winter warmth, and also create Trauma Teddies for Red Cross. Knitters from the wider community are very welcome to come and ply their art, and to enjoy a chat and a cuppa.
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For the past two years Beaut Beanies have sent big bags of children’s beanies to Dr Laura Marshall to give out at Ampilatwaja, an aboriginal community in the NT. This is where winter nighttime temperatures drop to zero and below. Dr Laura sends her thanks for our latest gifts, ‘One of the beanies is keeping this little chap very warm. It’s really cold here so they have been excitedly received by all the children and everyone is looking VERY colourful. Thank you so much for all your kindness, Love and hugs, Laura.’
Very few people in the community have or wear shoes so foot infections are common and cuts easily turn septic. One man lost some fingers recently after neglecting a cut. A young inexperienced couple were worried about their baby, thinking he had a rash, but it was goose bumps brought on from the cold. His only clothing was a nappy. Laura and her husband, Justin, a nurse, run the centre clinic and are absolutely committed to improving aboriginal health. It is so good to be able to help them and the children.