Nagle College knit blankets for Wrap with Love
Year 11 students, Allyson Gray and Hannah Farrell, enjoy their lunchtime knitting
Nagle College, Blacktown South is supporting the ABC 702 radio station’s annual, Wrap with Love project which aims to provide knitted blankets for people living in poverty or homelessness around the world. Student and staff volunteers meet over two lunchtimes a week to knit the square patches.
The 25cm knitted squares will eventually be joined to make blankets that are distributed to the millions people in the world suffering from the extreme cold.
In 1992 Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm woollen wraps to ward off hypothermia. Over the past 18 years, more than 221,700 wraps have been sent to people in over 75 countries, including Australia.
Thanks to the efforts of about 20 students and the donations of their friends and families, Nagle College have so far produced close to 70 patches. The group intends to keep knitting until the end of Term 2 when they will take their knitted squares to the collection depot at Blacktown Library.
Mary Borg, the college’s English leader of learning, who coordinated the efforts, said it was a great opportunity for the Nagle community to support those in need.
‘The Wrap with Love project is a wonderful opportunity for our school community to contribute something practical and necessary for those in need,’ said Mary. ‘In addition to the support we provide to others through our work, we enjoy the camaraderie and conversation that comes from gathering together in a spirit of good will. Knitting also gives us the opportunity to share our stories and learn or teach others a new skill.’
The 702 ABC Sydney Knit In took place at the ABC’s Ultimo Centre on Monday 7 June during a live broadcast with presenter Deborah Cameron. The knitting campaign will run across ABC Local Radio until the end of July when donations around NSW will be collected by Rotary NSW.
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