Knitting for Nepal

Helping people after the earthquake

Hornsby Shire’s knitting groups have contributed towards a shipment of knitted wraps to help aid the people of Nepal after the recent earthquake.

About 80 wraps, made by members of the Hornsby Library and Epping Library knitting groups, have been sent to Nepal through the not-for-profit organisation Wrap With Love.

“Hornsby Shire is filled with compassionate people, and it’s good to see that residents were able to support the Nepalese people in their time of need,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.

Council hosts weekly knitting groups at each library branch – Hornsby, Pennant Hills, Berowra and Epping – and the knitted wraps that are made are sent to Wrap With Love, who then distribute them to areas with a humanitarian need.

Anyone is welcome to join the knitting groups, and donations of wool (8 ply preferred), squares and completed wraps can also be made at any Hornsby Shire library.

For more information about knitting groups, please visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au/library

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