Residents at over-50s lifestyle resort knit for bushfire victims

first_imgGemLife Highfields residents have been busy knitting for injured wildlife.Wildlife affected by recent bushfires are being helped by residents at over-50s lifestyle resort GemLife Highfields who have banded together to knit jackets, pouches, blankets and nests for animals in need. The GemLife Highfields crafting community meets throughout the year, working on many charitable projects to donate to those in need.“This year we also plan to knit scarves for the homeless in the winter, which we also did last year, and after that we are hoping to make booties and hats for babies in the special care unit at the Toowoomba Hospital.” GemLife Highfields.GemLife Highfields resident Barb Robbie said it had been an ongoing project at the resort with many residents keen to contribute to the cause.“There have been some bushfires near the resort, and we wanted to do something to help all the affected animals,” Mrs Robbie said. “Some of what we make goes to the WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organisation and some of it is donated locally, basically wherever there is a need for it.“Each week there are more residents hearing about the initiative and joining in which has been fantastic. We will keep meeting up and working on knitting for animals affected by the fires until there is no longer a need for it.”GemLife Highfields resident Eileen Wiseman said residents of all skill levels were chipping in to do what they could.“There are supplies and different patterns available in the GemLife Highfields art and craft studio, so there is something for people of all capabilities,” Mrs Wiseman said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“Many people start in the studio and then continue on at home whenever they have spare time.”center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenExperts 2020 property predictions02:50last_img

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