Posted November 30, 2015 13:30:57

Samford Charity Craft group have sewn more than 50 teddy bears for children affected by family violence. Photo: This year the group has decided to donate the handmade teddies to the ABC Christmas Care Appeal. (612 ABC Brisbane: Terri Begley)

An army of Brisbane sewers have come with each other to produce dozens of handmade teddy bears to help kids affected by household violence.

The Samford Charity Craft Group has sewn much more than 50 teddy bears to give to kids in need to have this Christmas.

Twice a month, the group of ladies from Samford, north-west of Brisbane, and nearby suburbs meets to develop products for numerous charity organisations.

We donate to a trigger where we feel our teddies can assist.

Volunteer Coral Hallaman

More than $ 15,000 worth of clothes, quilts, bedcovers, pillowcases, toys, library bags and individual bags are all created by hand for kids and adults each year.

This year the group has decided to donate the handmade teddies to the ABC Christmas Care Appeal.

Volunteer and creator Coral Hallinan stated the group’s work helped those in require know that folks in the community cared for them.

“The teddies particularly are so cuddly and so beautifully created that the young children become really attached to their teddies,” Ms Hallinan stated.

“I consider all the kids will have a satisfied Christmas with a teddy.”

The Samford Charity Craft Group with their handmade items. Photo: Twice a month the group meets to develop products for a variety of charity organisations. (Supplied: Samford Lions Club)

The group performs alongside the Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre to guarantee important items and hand-sewn pieces go to various groups all through south-east Queensland.

The charity was founded by Carmel Mazzeo, the past president of the Lions Club of Samford, more than three years ago.

“Ever because then we have been busily making bears and other things that we really feel folks in desperate scenarios need,” Ms Hallinan stated.

“We donate to a cause exactly where we really feel our teddies can assist.”

The group sew, craft and knit their items from donated materials, with a lot of members taking products house to comprehensive ahead of the subsequent meeting.

“We sew each of the things and we like to help in some little way and know that it will assist many this Christmas,” Ms Hallinan said.

The group hopes to continue to apply for grants in 2016 so it can acquire sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery machines.

The 612 ABC Brisbane Christmas Care Appeal is supporting men and women who have left a domestic violence circumstance and are creating a new life.

A full list of what to donate can be discovered at 612 ABC Brisbane. The appeal closes on Friday.

Coral Hallinan (right) and one of the volunteers help pack the handmade teddy bears. Photo: Coral Hallinan (proper) and 1 of the volunteers assist pack the handmade teddy bears. (612 ABC Brisbane: Terri Begley)

Subjects: charities-and-community-organisations, neighborhood-and-society, domestic-violence, human-interest, samford-4520

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