A handful of Elphin Lodge residents were joined in goodwill on Friday, August 3, when they gave of their time to stitch colourful squares into blankets for the less fortunate. The knitted and crocheted squares were made on and before Mandela Day by residents and staff. On the Mandela Day, staff members were colourfully attired with an array of headwear, and those present were treated to a delightful selection of music, as the allocated 67 minutes ticked away and the needles clicked away. The result was a mountain of squares that needed to be joined together into blankets. Pictured deep in concentration is Shirley McTaggart, who has lived in the Rand Aid-run retirement village for nine years and is always willing to get involved in village initiatives.
Krys Geyser sorts the squares.
Happy to help… Felicity Horn.
Debbie Christen , Felicity Horn and Marlene Gordon.
The squares ready to be sewn into blankets.
Pictured here is village resident Marlene Gordon.