Dolls for Nepal
Warm Hearts, Soft Toys!
We are all deeply touched by images of children in earthquake devastated and poverty stricken areas of Nepal. Members of the Rotary Club of Huon Valley responded with positive action within days. This wonderful initiative to gift hand-crafted dolls to child victims is the most outstanding example of ongoing care.
The dolls will accompany 15 Rotarians from the Huon Valley, Victoria, NSW and Harvey Bay in Queensland, who will go to the Kalikasthan District, north of Kathmandu, to help with rebuilding and teaching following.
Anne Thompson is co-ordinating the project titled “Dolls for the Rasuwa District of Nepal”.
“There is a target to have 500 dolls to depart with the team in November. So far, 250 dolls - there is still two months to go – so here’s hoping. Such community spirit astounds me – but I shouldn’t really be surprised. Huon Valley givers amaze me. These dolls will bring play to life when personally handed to the children of the area.”
The word has spread. Others have contributed from as far afield as Cootamundra and Sydney in New South Wales, and Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, as well as Melbourne.
“Craft Groups, Timeless Designs and Franklin Craft Groups, and too many individuals to mention, have created, stuffed, knitted and sewn – they must all to be congratulated,” said Anne.
“This is proof that the Huon Valley is the heart of Tasmania.”
A date for your diary: Workshop, Novice to Experienced, September 30th, 11am to 3pm at the Uniting Church, Mary Street, Cygnet (Opposite IGA). “Please join us for a productive and fun day,” said Anne. “If you have any queries, please phone me on 6297 1216.”