Trefoil Guild runs knitting and crocheting initiative to help people in need

Members of the Trefoil Guild dropping off items to AJ Heijns for the ‘To the Streets’ campaign.

The Mildred Bliss Grovely Trefoil Guild has been busy over the past year, generously knitting up a storm in order to create goods for people in need.

Each April the guild hold a craft meeting to which members bring items they have lovingly created through the year. These items are given to where the need seems greatest. Last year and this year they have donated their items to the ‘To The Streets’ campaign run by the Arana Hills Church of Christ.

This year eight members and an extra friend made 20 crocheted or knitted rugs, four scarves, seven beanies, six children’s  jumpers and two helmets, four pairs of TV slippers and two baby shawls. All the items were dropped off at a member’s garage on Wednesday the 13th of May ready for distribution in time for the cold weather arriving. The team members at the charity drop-off point expressed their delight with all the beautiful things which will give warmth and love to the lucky recipients. The guild also produced 15 premmie baby caps and bootie sets that were donated to the Mater Hospital for new born premmie babies to have to take home.

The Trefoil Guild is the senior branch, or the branch of seniors, in the Girl Guide movement. Many have been members of Girl Guides since childhood and often are still active leaders. They support Guiding and Scouting in financial ways as well as practical efforts and can be seen at Jamborees and State and local camps and events  helping to run activities or hospitality stations. 

The guild also help and raise funds for various charities  that come to their notice with Trefoil Guild State wide doing a ‘Good Turn’ for a charity nominated at their ‘Conference every second year. 

The current recipient of their Good Turn is the CWA Public Rural Crisis Fund. Anyone interested in joining the Trefoil Guild can contact Anne Maloney, the Secretary, on 0415 334 517.

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