Alison Scanlon and Ann Dooley (left) with Acorn group members
A group of women have forwarded a consignment of knitted items including hats, gloves and scarves, to the Peter McVerry Trust to be used by people who are homeless.
They are part of a voluntary over 55 group known as Acorn and meet weekly at the Naas Adult Basic Education Centre, Jigginstown.
“We’ve been meeting at the ABE centre for some years now and out work is entirely voluntary. People are welcome to join us. I have to say I love it and the fact that it’s effectively a walk in centre. Most of us are from the Naas area but some are from nearby places like Newbridge and Kill. We enjoy each other’s company,” said Marie Kelly, a resident of Naas’ Pacelli Road.
They also assisted with the Christmas Shoebox Appeal which sees boxes of gifts delivered to less well off people around the world.