LUSC Friendship Quilters members give donation to community groups

Generous donation: Ron Morris and Allan Hagney (CH Rural Fire Brigade), Susie Bell (CH SLSC), Di Quinn (LUSC Friendship Quilters), Peter Cameron (Marine Rescue Camden Haven), Marita Crighton and Alice Barry (Hastings Home Hospice).
Generous donation: Ron Morris and Allan Hagney (CH Rural Fire Brigade), Susie Bell (CH SLSC), Di Quinn (LUSC Friendship Quilters), Peter Cameron (Marine Rescue Camden Haven), Marita Crighton and Alice Barry (Hastings Home Hospice).

A number of community groups have received a boost thanks to a generous donation made by quilters at the Laurieton United Services Club.

Groups including the Camden Haven Rural Fire Brigade, Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Rescue Camden Haven, Hastings Home Hospice, Port Macquarie Women's Refuge and Careflight all benefited from $2500 distributed from the LUSC Friendship Quilters.

Ron Morris from the Camden Haven Rural Fire Brigade said they would put their share of the donation towards the purchase of a kestrel weather meter.

Mr Morris said there is already a device in the brigade's big truck however the crew also needs one fitted inside the smaller vehicle.

The technology will allow the brigade to be able to effectively monitor fire conditions.

Di Quinn, Jean Hodge and Beryl Chambers with one of the pillows they donate to women who undergo a mastectomy.

Di Quinn, Jean Hodge and Beryl Chambers with one of the pillows they donate to women who undergo a mastectomy.

LUSC Friendship Quilters coordinator Di Quinn said the groups were chosen after members cast a democratic vote.

Ms Quinn said the quilters have also been working hard to support women in the community who undergo mastectomy operations.

They donate colourful pillows to support the women while they are in hospital.

Ms Quinn said members have received thank you cards from the women who have received the pillows.

Quilters make over 100 pillows a year, with many hours of work going into the project.

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