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Forest Lake Crafters Sale supports young people with disabilities

Jamie Furness    April 10, 2023    2 min read   

The Forest Lake Crafters Group will be holding a stall selling some of their work at the Forest Lake Shopping Centre outside Coles on April 13 between 9am and 3pm.

Items for sale will include knitted and crocheted blankets, beanies and scarves, embroideries, jewellery, quilts, handmade cards, mothers day gifts, and more.

“We’ve got quite a selection …  we’ll have about two tables full of stuff to sell,” Forest Lake Crafters Group secretary Liz Waldeck said.

People can also enter a raffle draw on the day. 

The group, which consists of about 35 members, has been meeting in Forest Lake for more than 20 years.

“We’re mostly older, but you don’t have to be old to come,” Liz said.

“We have people who knit and crochet, do embroidery, beadwork, card-making, quilting and tapestry and more. 

“Some of what we make is sold at our stall and some is given to various charities.”

One of their purposes is to provide an environment for people who enjoy craft to socialise and help each other learn new skills, and the other is to help charities in the area.

This year the group is supporting Youngcare, a national not-for-profit organisation who support young people with disabilities. 

Youngcare aims to empower the government, the industry and the community to create a more inclusive nation and provide specialist disability accommodation, drive policy changes, deliver grants and provide education, advice, pathways and free support for people with high needs.

The Forest Lake Crafters group meets on Friday mornings between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at the Forest Lake Community House on the corner of Alpine Way and Forest Lake Boulevard.

To connect, join them on Fridays or follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/693157911689583 

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