Warm Valley?s blanket approach will deliver
ALMA Bailey is a woman on a mission.
As a member of Yamba's Wraps With Love (WWL) group, she has been an integral part of creating wraps for disadvantaged people.
So when she heard former Grafton man Andrew Ford needed help providing blankets to disadvantaged children in the Ukraine, she didn't hesitate to offer the group's help.
And it's an offer which has been well received not only by Andrew, but all WWL groups throughout the Valley.
Mrs Bailey said the group would create coverings for the children ? and she was calling on people to help out.
"We're knitting and crocheting and making sheets and things for cots and bassinets and cradles," she said.
"We will make their old sheets into cot sheets, if they've got fabric lying around they could turn it into something because any sort of fabric that can wrap a person up will make a wrap."
Andrew has been in the Ukraine for seven years helping destitute children through the international group, Youth With a Mission.
WWL started 14 years ago and has since sent over 110,000 wraps to people in 75 countries.
Mrs Bailey said the aim was to send as many wraps to the Ukraine as possible.
"Whatever they send Andrew, he will have a need for it ? he will have someone over there queueing up for it."
Andrew's father, Dennis Ford, said his son was overwhelmed by the support.
"Some of the rugs will go to orphanages Andrew has contact with and also to some disadvantaged people they want to help out," he said.
"It's great because there is such a genuine need in that society."
He said anyone who wanted to donate wraps or fabric, or make a financial donation to Andrew, could drop them off at Ford and Vlastaras Optometrists in Grafton or Yamba.
For more information on creating wraps, contact Alma Bai- ley on 6646 2170.