This year, in celebration of Mandela Day, Rand Aid Association’s Inyoni Creek retirement village residents broke their own record of the number of knitted squares they completed for non-profit organisation 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
“We would like to thank all of our knitters and some of their friends for knitting for this very worthwhile cause,” says Inyoni Creek’s deputy manager Marinda Looyen.
“The ladies will be very happy to know that they broke their own record this year! Last year they knitted 1 529 squares, compared to 1 602 squares this year,” she adds.
The squares will be sewn together to make blankets, by non-profit organisation 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, and donated to those most in need.
“We also got a huge donation of wool from Cummins, which we will distribute to our ladies that have mostly been using their own wool to knit the squares,” says Marinda.
Inyoni Creek residents Marge Garden, Jenny Cubitt and Dr Glenda Myers.