Mary, Beverly & Shirley's story

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Working together is what makes a vibrant community.

We get together with other people our age to socialize, have a good time and knit. Caring and looking after each other is a value that we all share. That is why we use our passion and creativity to help the broader community of London.

We knit hats for babies at Ronald McDonald House and have been knitting a lot red scarves for AIDS awareness. We also knit gloves, hats and scarves for residents of the Salvation Army.

The knitting club has impacted our lives in such a positive way. Getting together as a knitting community with people who share your values and sense of humour means a lot to all of us. It gets us out of the house and gives us something to belong to. It gives us a chance to use our skills and interests to help the greater community of London.

As far as the knitting club goes, the things that we would like to see more of is young people engaging with seniors. We are sure that there are a lot of things that we can teach them and a lot of things that they could teach us.