Camden Haven Quilters generously donate quilts to help others in the community

PROUD: The Camden Haven Quilters are rightly proud of all they have achieved this year. PHOTO: Laura Telford.
PROUD: The Camden Haven Quilters are rightly proud of all they have achieved this year. PHOTO: Laura Telford.

Over the last year the dedicated ladies who make up the Camden Haven Quilters have generously donated quilts to groups and individuals in need.

For many years the ladies have not only made quilts for charity but also amongst other things create quilts for dementia patients, drainage bags for cancer patients and given donations to groups within our community.

Camden Haven Quilters president Denise Hooper said as well as quilts, the group this year supported the Hastings Cancer Trust through fundraising.

"Steve Thomas and Hazel Kirby, fundraising coordinators from the trust came and thanked the ladies for their donation and informed all about the background of the trust," Mrs Hooper said.

"In October the group of quilters handed Hastings Cancer Trust a cheque for $1,000 to which the trust was most appreciative.

"We have also given $1,000 to Community at 3, $1,000 to the local SES branch to go with $4,000 given to them last year. We also were able to present a cheque for $500 was given to North Haven Surf Club."

Mrs Hooper said the club which meets twice a week were very deliberate in their efforts to create art but also help others.

"Apart from the funds allocated, the hard working ladies made and distributed many many quilts to Ronald McDonald house, the Women's Refuge, Hero Quilts for service persons and Days for Girls," she said.

"We have made more drainage bags for Port Macquarie Hospital cancer patients and quilts for Rotary/ Probus for their raffles, fundraising for locals such as the Wish for Willow fundraising campaign and the Fundraiser for Ric day.

"All the ladies have certainly worked hard to help their community and most importantly they enjoy their meetings as much as their patchwork."

And they have no plans to stop with more community minded work planned for 2020.

"We are already discussing next year's donations and are hopeful of giving donations to both Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills Rural volunteer Fire Brigades as a little thank you for saving quite a few homes and fences of some of their members.

"As a community we are always moved by the generosity of volunteers and other quilting and craft groups and the contributions they make to our local community and mostly without being asked.

"There are quite a few groups in Laurieton doing similar things and we are proud to do what we do as well."

Camden Haven Quilters meet every Wednesday and Thursday between 9am and 1pm. For more information contact Denise Hooper, president 0499 190 770 or Sue Bullivant secretary 0402 402 938.