CAMDEN Haven Quilters welcomed three visitors from Forster Arts & Crafts to a special morning tea at Laurieton School of Arts last week.
The group decided to add to their plans to support the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser by taking the opportunity to donate 41 beautifully crafted, home-made quilts to the visitors.
The local ladies had heard about a unique support program being run in Forster, and were pleased to jump on board.
“Families involved with Ronald McDonald House come to stay in four holiday units in our area, and we donate a hand-made quilt to every sick child who visits, plus rugs for their siblings,” Forster Arts & Crafts spokesperson, Nibby Burke explained.
Last year 120 families received a made-with-love gift from Forster Arts & Crafts, and 108 are already booked in for 2016.
The three Forster ladies traveled to Laurieton knowing there would be a donation of some kind, but unsure of the details.
“To see all this beautiful work, and be able to take these back for those special children is just wonderful,” Nibby said, as tears spilled down her cheeks.
“I’m just overwhelmed by all this delightful work, and how much the children will love it,” she said.
The gathering also raised $500 to go towards Australia Biggest Morning Tea and donated a lovely plate of goodies for the Courier team to enjoy.
Thank you and well done ladies.