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Crafters help injured and rescued wildlife

The Moore Park Beach quilting group helping injured and rescued wildlife. Video: Morgan Everett

A Moore Park Beach quilting group is calling for flannelette and wool to help injured and rescued wildlife recovering from the fires.

The ladies of the Pink House at Moore Park Beach will be making wraps and pouches every Tuesday in January.

Pink House Quilters help injured and rescued wildlife recover from the fires
Pam Gilfoyle and Georgie Bromwich sewing wraps and pouches to help injured and rescued wildlife

Organiser Cheryl Hay said the Moore Park Beach Tuesday Quilters’ Group mobilised when they heard of the need.

“On reading that the Animal Rescue Craft Guild were seeking crafters of all kinds to make bedding, pouches, nests and similar for our wildlife, the Tuesday Quilters who meet at the Pink House on Tuesdays decided that, for the month of January, they would put their efforts into supporting the ARCG,” Cheryl said.

Items go to most in need

The Animal Rescue Group is Australia wide. They coordinate and distribute crafted donations through a network of groups to areas that are in need of them the most.

“That way the articles are used most effectively,” Cheryl said.

“The Crafters Guild is totally voluntary.

“Sewers, knitters and crocheters are all needed to make pouches, wraps, nests blankets, even sweaters for birds that have lost their feathers.

“Many animals will take months to recover so the need for all these products will be ongoing for some time.”

Pink House ladies go above and beyond

Bundaberg Regional Councillor Cr Jason Bartels commended the group on its project to help injured and rescued wildlife.

“The ladies from the Pink House always go above and beyond to help the community and this a very sad but needed service they are providing for the injured wildlife,” Cr Bartels said.

Cheryl Hay said donations of the right sort of materials to help injured and rescued wildlife would be very welcome.

Materials and helpers welcomed

“The wool should be eight-ply and natural, not acrylic and same for the flannel,” Cheryl said.

“Materials can be secondhand but clean.”

Sewers, knitters and crocheters would also be very welcome at The Pink House.

“It would be lovely to have more helpers,” Cheryl said.

“At the moment this is based in Moore Park Beach as it is basically made up of our Tuesday quilting ladies, however if someone located in or around Bundaberg is interested I would be happy to speak to them.”

Anyone wanting to get involved or arrange collection of flannelette or wool to help injured and rescued wildlife can phone Cheryl on 0475 126127.

The Coral Coast Information Centre (Pink House) is located at 1 Park Avenue, Moore Park Beach and is open from 10am to 4pm daily.

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