HELPING: Guardian Pharmacy Gatton staff with knitting samples.
HELPING: Guardian Pharmacy Gatton staff with knitting samples. Ali Kuchel

Get your knitting on for Carer’s Australia

NIMBLE fingers are working overtime, stitching and pulling threads for the annual Guardian Angel Knitting Program.

The program, in its 20th year, collects generously knitted garments for over two million people in need, and this year local Guardian pharmacies are partnering with Carer’s Australia.

Gatton Guardian Pharmacy is participating in the program for the fourth year, and have already collected bags full of knitted garments.

Pharmacy owner David Cullen said before the business became a Guardian Pharmacy, members of the community would often visit the shop, asking where the closest one was.

“They’d come in because they knew the knitting program and wanted to donate,” Mr Cullen said.

Last year the pharmacy received more than 2400 items and they hope to continue to collect more.

Although the program runs from July 1 to August 31, Mr Cullen said local knitters had dropped items off all year.

“We’re almost half way there to reaching last year’s goal and the program has only just started,” he said.

Those who don’t feel up to the task of knitting can donate wool for knitters to pick up and turn into garments. Mr Cullen said he was encouraging locals to get involved to support Carer’s Australia.

“The Guardian Angel Knitting program is testament to Guardian Pharmacy’s commitment to supporting the local communities in which we operate,” he said.

Spotlight has again joined the campaign as a partner.


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