They knitted, they nattered – and they produced hundreds of garments to send out to Swaziland for the comfort of children there.
They are the ‘Knit and Natter’ group of Annaghmore Parish Church, and their creations are off to Africa in a special container, organised by local charity worker Eddie Drury and Pastor Gary Armstrong of Newtownabbey.
They were prompted by the superb singing of the Swaziland Children’s Choir, and literally hundreds of garments are on their way – everything from cardigans to jumpers, blankets to hats, and they will be deeply appreciated. Meanwhile, in his guise as an ‘Ugly Sister’ in the Gateway Theatre pantomime, Eddie is raising funds for the Southern Hospice (of which he is chairman) by selling 50 tickets for the opening night, Wednesday January 15, at the Town Hall (7.30pm).
It’s the first of 14 performances in the three-week run, and will be available for the reduced price of £5 (they are usually £7.50) and the £250 will go to the hospice.
They can be booked by phoning 07866 273306. Eddie is also grateful to those who donated to his Hospice Christmas collection which realised £762.52.