Knitting for a good cause

Moorefield Girls High School students show off their wraps.

If you listen carefully, you can hear knitting needles clicking across the state.

And nowhere more busily than at Moorefield Girls High School.

Wrap with Love, first started in 1992, has seen more than 30,000 volunteers across the country knitting with the aim of helping people in need keep warm.

Supported by 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio since 2003, KNIT IN will see thousands of squares and wraps being created and dropped off at the Ultimo headquarters.

Wrap with Love donated 34,135 wraps to 20 countries around the world in 2011.

Moorefield Girls High School library technician Rene Panagiotelis urged everyone to join in.

"Over the past few years, our library has joined many government schools, local council libraries and other organisations in cities and country towns to embrace the Wrap with Love initiative for the donation of knitted wraps to those suffering from hyperthermia and trauma around the world," Ms Panagiotelis said.

"Moorefield staff, students, family and friends meet up in the winter months to coordinate the knitting, colour selection, placement and joining-up of the many knitted squares donated to our library throughout the year.  

"Students connect over knitting while helping disadvantaged people around the world and experience firsthand, the benefit of volunteer work and global citizenship."

She said the school last August, delivered 11 completed wraps (308 squares) to the Annual KNIT IN at the ABC studios, Ultimo.

This year more than 100 students, staff, family and friends of Moorefield have volunteered to join the Wrap with Love initiative and are working on the project every lunch hour at the Moorefield library.

Photo: Moorefield Girls High School students show off their wraps. Photo by Rhett Thomas.


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