“LOCKDOWN KNITTING” for Share your Christmas with a Seafarer

News on the Covid-19 pandemic has been the most prominent item since the first discovery of people who had become ill. People are understandably concerned about so much, their health and that of loved ones, their livelihoods, poverty, starvation, education, the economy….. the list goes on. But there are also stories of great resilience where we devised ways of dealing with the situation. As they say “Nature abhors a vacuum” and those of us who were able, soon filled our…

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Share Your Christmas with a Seafarer Mugs and Mitten Knitters Wanted

To those who knit: when you watch TV during the long evenings, please remember the seafarers and help us collect fingerless mittens. They are not only popular but vital – working outdoors on ships can be icy cold – and we need enough to fill at least 1200 Christmas parcels! To those who have knitted so many over the years, a heartfelt thank you – I can assure you they are most welcome. If you need patterns, please contact Linda…

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Beanies Galore at the Highveld Community Church in Centurion

Rev Boet and Linda van Schalkwyk recently ventured inland away from the ports to the Highveld Community Church in Centurion, where volunteers had been knitting beanies for the Christmas packages for the Sailors. Linda explains: “136 beanies knitted by a handful of ladies who were challenged to make at least 50 by the time we visited them (approx 2 months). Thank you to the members of the Highveld Community Church in Irene, South Africa.” The youngsters were excited about the…

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