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Wanneroo charity knitters helping others this winter

Wanneroo charity knitters helping others this winter

A Pearsall community group that make blankets, beanies, scarves, clothes and toys for charities across Perth and regional WA has been given a funding boost from P&N Bank.

Through P&N’s Helping &nds grants program, the Knit and Natter community group will be able to purchase yarn so volunteers can keep knitting and crocheting items for their charity recipients, which are in high demand as Perth experiences some of its coldest nights in years.

Since Knit and Natter’s inception in 2011, its social membership of around 130 knitters and crocheters has created a total of 83,920 items to donate to charity.

Eleanor Rigby, the Knit and Natter coordinator, recently received the 2021 Senior of the Year award recognising her community work with the group.

Eleanor Rigby said P&N’s Helping &nds grant was a win win for the community and everyone involved in Knit and Natter.

“Our ladies are out meeting socially once a week and doing the most magnificent work to help the community, while also supporting each other,” Eleanor said.

“The grant means that instead of somebody going without, we’re able to supply knitted items to so many more people.

“We can be more generous with the yarn we buy and buy yarn in bulk that is suitable for the job at hand. We select all yarns very carefully for best value for money, mainly from local retailers.

”We do a lot of self-funding, and it’s wonderful to be able to give the amount of knitted items we make to those who are in need. I can’t thank P&N Bank enough.”

P&N Bank Joondalup Branch Manager Lela Baker said the Bank was delighted to be able to support those people in our community who need it the most.

“The Helping &nds program is designed to provide financial assistance to valuable organisations like Knit and Natter who we know are making a real difference,” Lela said.

“This is why P&N Bank exists – to enrich the lives of our customers and the local communities in which they live.”

To find out more about Knit and Natter, visit their Facebook page.

P&N Bank customers can nominate local community organisations, or individuals in need, for a Helping &nds grant at any time during the year.

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