Astute and caring blogger, Kuka, has alerted us to the fact that the people from Can Assist, the cancer assistance network, are looking for handknitted socks.
You can find information about the hospital, Jean Colvin Hospital, here.
The way it works is that patients come from rural NSW and stay on average 6 weeks whilst they undergo cancer treatment.
To make patients’ stays as comfortable as possible the guys at Can Assist are creating a welcome pack for them when they arrive, and wanted to include handknit socks in these packs.
The organiser of this project explained to Kuka that they were looking for about 150 pairs but so far had only received two!!!
Now as we're all beavering away on producing vast quantities of socks, I reckon there'd be a good chance we all have pairs we're happy to donate. I know I've made pairs that don't fit me quite as I hoped and that might go very well on the feet of people less fortunate than myself.
If you're interested in contributing, leave a comment and we might just have a contest for most socks knit for Can Assist!
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