Initiative warms bodies and hearts

Keep warm this winter: Students at St Patrick’s College for Girls in Campbelltown hold up some of their finished products. Picture: St Patrick’s College for Girls
Keep warm this winter: Students at St Patrick’s College for Girls in Campbelltown hold up some of their finished products. Picture: St Patrick’s College for Girls

Most teenagers spend their lunchtime at school socialising with friends or playing sport.

But a group of girls at St Patrick’s College for Girls in Campbelltown have dedicated that small window to helping those in need.

The students, along with several staff, have spent their lunchtime knitting blankets to donate to St Vincent de Paul.

Teenagers from the school’s knitting club recently 28 blankets to the organisation.

Representatives from St Vincent de Paul recently attended the school to pick up the blankets.

St Patrick’s College for Girls principal Sue Lennox praised the initiative.

“The knitting group started in 2006 and over the past 11 years, hundreds of blankets have been donated to the less fortunate in the Macarthur community,” she said.

“Many grandmothers from our college community also knit squares along with past staff who help our knitting club which then form these large blankets.”

Anyone who would like to assist the club or donate knitted squares can call 4629 2999.

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