SPIN A YARN: Organisers Roz O'Brien and Karen Croke and other busy ladies prepare for Knitting for the Needy. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
SPIN A YARN: Organisers Roz O'Brien and Karen Croke and other busy ladies prepare for Knitting for the Needy. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Palm Lake Resort helps to knit for the needy

PALM Lake Resort Craft Group have put their knitting needles together to support a great cause.

The group has donated knitted items to the not-for-profit organisation, Knitting for Brisbane's Needy, who support charities and organisations Australia wide for the homeless, cancer sufferers, animal refuges, aged homes and more.

Karen and Peter Croke founded the organisation in 2006 and have since produced more than 240,000 items with help from their 500 members.

"We decided to do this because there is a need for it," Mr Croke said.

"People are under the impression that it doesn't get cold in Queensland because it is the Sunshine State but that is wrong. If you are sleeping out in the street at 2am in the morning, it is freezing."

Both Karen and Peter Croke visited Palm Lake Resort yesterday to accept the donation of knitted items from the craft group.

"We have knitted blankets, beanies, gloves, socks and scarves to donate to this great organisation," craft group member Roz O'Brien said.

Mr and Mrs Croke said they would distribute the items to areas that needed it most.

"We helped Bundaberg out with the floods, we helped Rockhampton when they had their cyclone and Victoria and NSW when they had the bushfires."