Naas knitters donate hats, scarves and gloves to the homeless

Peter McVerry Trust

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Naas knitters donate hats, scarves and gloves to the homeless

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.

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“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.