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MOOSH kids knit up a storm for those in need

11 December 2015

Mosman Council’s Out of School Hours care children have been helping those in need by participating in a “Wrap with Love” project.

The project, which involves children in before and after school care, emphasises the gift of giving which has been a focus for the children while also improving their fine motor skills.

“Wrap with Love” is a charitable organisation which started in 1992 by former Mosman resident Sonia Gidley-King, which distributes hand-knitted wraps to people in need in Australia and around the world.

The children quickly discovered that knitting was not as easy as they thought, so educators, mums and dads, grandmas and neighbours were also enlisted to knit until all 28 multi-coloured knitted squares were completed to make the first wrap.

The project also involved a member of the Knitting Group at Mosman Aged and Disability Services, Helen Pundit, who came to the rescue to finish the blanket, by sewing and edging the wrap. Helen visited Mosman After School Care in October to present the children with the beautifully completed wrap.

Mosman Council has actively supported “Wrap With Love” since 2006, producing more than 1000 wraps.

The children have been inspired to continue with the project next year. To support the MOOSH children’s project by donating wool, knitted squares or sewing, please contact Keryn on 99784031.