Carnwath knitters help Indian families

HOMELESS children in India have a little more comfort now — thanks to youngsters at Carnwath Primary School.

In December we reported that, moved by the plight of street children overseas, girls in P7 had learned to knit.

They made squares to be sewn into blankets for youngsters with nothing.

The Nutty Knitters handed over the blankets to teacher Ann Kerr, who was joining her husband, who works in India, over the Christmas holiday.

And now they have been able to see where the blankets have gone, in presentations Ann has been giving to the classes in Carnwath.

Ann gave out the blankets to families with children in Surat — and she had no difficulty finding recipients.

"I was targeting very specific street people, women with young children," said Ann.

"Sometimes in the street environment they are transient livers; they move on and might not be there the next day.

"So I chose a group and went out and handed the blankets out."

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