Wonderful Wool Handover

The Wool for Wonders Campaign, an initiative between the Wynberg Old Girls Union (WOGU) and the Cape Community Newspapers was launched on the 23 April 2012, with staff modeling beanies as “Agents of Change” to encourage learners to take up the knitting challenge.

The campaign has exceeded all expectations, with jerseys flooding the Wynberg Girls’ High School reception area on a daily basis. They were received from all corners of the peninsula: indeed some were from as far a-field as London in the UK. This extraordinary period of co-operation among learners, staff, parents and grandparents reveals something of the deep awareness of the plight of others in need within the Wynberg consciousness. The final totals of  the knitted items collected before the assembly was 3 319 jerseys and 2 419 beanies.

The official handover over of jerseys and beanies from WOGU and the Independent Newspapers took place in a packed school hall, where Nazareth House accepted 600 beanies and 600 jerseys.

As a result of the overwhelming response Wynberg Girls’ High School will also be able to donate additional jerseys, beanies and knitted dolls a significant number of other organisations including Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Little Angels, Heaven’s Nest, St Anne’s Home, Seawinds, Baby Safe, Izandla Zethemba (“Hands of Hope” Aids Project), Joshua Generation, Bonne Esperance, Jubilee Health Clinic, St Pius X, Hanover Park Home and Retreat Maternity Hospital.

 

Wool for Wonders

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