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Good knitting for Good Friday

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April 18, 2017

Residents and staff at Wharparilla Lodge knitted dozens of bunnies, which they sold to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal. Lifestyle team member Mel Mundie (centre) pictured with, from left, residents Elva Edgar, Elma Harvey, Bina Northcott and Del Connell.

THE elderly residents at Wharparilla Lodge may not be as fit and energetic as they once were.

But that did not stop them from working hard to do their bit for the Good Friday Appeal.

Residents and staff came together in the weeks leading up to the appeal to knit dozens of bunnies which were sold to raise money for the appeal.

A morning tea was held at the lodge on Thursday where a raffle — featuring a welcome donation of sweets and biscuits from Sweet Sisters — saw the fundraising tally edge close to $700.

Resident Del Connell said she knitted about 25 bunnies.

‘‘By the time you do the squares and everything, it takes about half an hour or so to do one,’’ she said.

‘‘But I enjoy doing them and for such a good cause.’’

The appeal raises vital funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

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