Valley warms to Beanies for Babies
THE Beanies for Babies project - aimed at warming up northern Japanese children who are freezing with limited power and resources - appears to have struck a chord with the Clarence Valley.
Dozens of items have already being donated and interest in the project is high with a crochet day planned for this and next Sunday at Georgie's Cafe inside the Grafton Regional Gallery from 10am.
Plunger coffee, tea and a few bikkies will be provided thanks to Georgie's operator Judy Hackett who jumped on board the project early not only for its charity value but also as a chance to teach a new generation some traditional skills.
Freshly crocheted jumpers and beanies and even balls of wool have already been donated and Beanies for Babies organiser Danielle Deefholts said she had sured up a recipient of the woolies - the Japanese arm of the international charity Second Harvest.
Items can be dropped at The Daily Examiner's offices in Grafton or Yamba or the Discount Drug Store in Grafton Mall.
The Daily Examiner has agreed to pay for two lots of postage to Japan - one this Monday and one on the following Monday.