Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary members teach sewing to children

WIMMERA Hospice Care Auxiliary members have taught Wimmera youngsters how to sew at a school holiday stitching class.

Auxiliary president Lea Crammond said 19 girls attended the class.

"It ran over two days and all the equipment was provided," she said.

Mrs Crammond said the participants paid a fee and all the money went towards the auxiliary.

"For this class we raised $617," she said.

She said the auxiliary volunteers also provided afternoon tea for the students.

Mrs Crammond said the older girls in the class made shoulder bags and the younger girls made pin cushions and hats out of felt.

"We also had three beginners who learnt the basics of stitching before starting their own projects," she said

Mrs Crammond said the auxiliary tried to run sewing classes every school holidays.

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