Kingons knit-a-thon spreads warmth

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KINGONS hosted their fifth annual knit-a-thon recently, collecting 159 items of knitted clothing for children in need.

The clothing store supplied wool to the public who knitted garments, including jerseys, scarves, ponchos, beanies, gloves, socks, booties and blankets, to keep children warm this winter.

Donations of clothing were handed over to Bless the Child ministry coordinator Mizpah Kretzmann last Wednesday. Items will be distributed between Frere maternity ward, Fezeka’s Outreach, King’s Children’s Home and Hope School.

KNITTERS UNITE: Head of Kingons wool department Geraldine Odendaal, owner of Kingons Mark Kingon and Mizpah Kretzmann are seen with some of the wool garment donations made by the public as part of the clothing store’s knit -a-thon Picture: SARAH KINGON
KNITTERS UNITE: Head of Kingons wool department Geraldine Odendaal, owner of Kingons Mark Kingon and Mizpah Kretzmann are seen with some of the wool garment donations made by the public as part of the clothing store’s knit -a-thon Picture: SARAH KINGON

Owner of Kingons Mark Kingon said: “This is a wonderful community involvement project which we started in the wool department when we saw that we could do something to keep people warm in winter.

“This is a great outlet for knitters to help those in need and be part of a community. Many people go the extra mile to bring in items that they have made using their own wool to add to the donations.”

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