Peggy Square project winds up

St John’s Heather Keele (left) and Elaine Vallender were among the recipient organisations to receive blankets knitted and sewn by scores of volunteers from around the district as part of the We've Got You Covered Canterbury project.
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St John, Plunket, Hakatere Marae and Birthright Canterbury are among the dozen or so recipients to get warm, woollen peggy square blankets, thanks to scores of volunteers from around the district.

The blankets were made as part of the Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury peggy square blanket project, We’ve Got You Covered Canterbury, done for World Knitting in Public Day in June.

The peggy squares, measuring 15x15cm, were knitted by volunteers, some who met during knitting sessions at the Ashburton Public Library, and then sewn together by other volunteers.

This was ajoint project with Volunteering Canterbury who made14 rugs.

More than 50 rugs were made in Mid Canterbury due to the efforts of volunteer knitters and sewers, Mid Canterbury manager Dellwyn Moylan said.

The recipients and some of the many volunteers who helped to put the blankets together met recently for the handover of blankets.

Other recipients included Ashburton Senior Citizens, Community House, Terrace View, Community Connector, Radius Millstream, St John Health Shuttle and Ambulance.