ARARAT - Residents at Ararat Retirement Village have spent the gloomy winter afternoons putting their long held knitting skills to work to brighten up the lives of people less fortunate than themselves.
Up to 10 residents have been knitting squares that will be sent overseas for children in countries including Ghana, Africa and the Sudan.
A small group of ladies took part in the 'Save the Children' project last year, with interest growing this year.
The residents use wool donated by the Retirement Village's ladies' auxiliary to create the squares.
Activities co-ordinator Sue Antonio said the residents have been knitting both plain and striped squares.
"Once they finish one they start another, some of the ladies are just constantly knitting," she said.
"They are very enthusiastic about it because they know they are helping less fortunate children overseas.
"It gives them a sense of purpose, they are doing something they probably used to do and at the same time helping a lot of other communities."