Have You Heard of the Pins and Needles Group?
Based in the Northern Beaches, Pins and Needles is a dedicated and talented cohort of volunteers who lovingly knit and donate blankets, scarves, beanies and knitted garments to local organisations in need.
Dee Why RSL is pleased to support local knitting group Pins and Needles with funding to purchase knitting wool, in order to cope with the increasing demand for the important work they do for our northern beaches community.
“The support has made a significant difference to Pins and Needles,” said member Jynell Mair.
“We were able to buy more yarn than in previous years to distribute to knitters and crocheters in the community. The items were well received by all recipients. Once again we would like to recognise the grant given by DYRSL. Thank you. Quite simply without the grant we would not have been able to support our community.”
To date, an impressive 543 rugs, 286 scarves and 513 beanies together with numerous children’s jumpers, mittens, cotton face washers, baby bootees and caps have been created and donated to charities in need.
The Burdekin Association, Stewart House, Royal Far West Manly, Dee Why Women’s Refuge, Street Mission, Dee Why Women’s Refuge and St Vincent de Paul are just some of the charities that Pins and Needles donate to, in addition to donating to the bushfire and drought appeals in 2020.