Volunteers at the 15th Islands of the World Conference to be held in Kingscote July 2–7, will be highly visible and toasty warm thanks to the efforts of some talented knitters associated with the KI Cancer Support Group.
Their colourful, teal blue scarves will identify clearly them as the ‘go to’ people, there to assist delegates with their inquiries.
While at some conferences volunteers wear specially marked t-shirts to enable instant recognition, the mid-winter date on Kangaroo Island vetoed that idea.
A much more attractive and practical alternative was devised using the terrific skills of local knitters.
Kangaroo Island Cancer Support Group was approached to see if some of its members would knit the scarves.
With Joan Noble coordinating their efforts, Judy, Elaine, Maureen, Shirley, Ruth, Gail and Alison picked up their needles and tackled the task with enthusiasm, even roping in a visitor to the island to help out.
Having a local community group knit the scarves was an opportunity to show off the island’s skillful knitters and also help the KI Cancer Support Group raise funds.
The Conference organising committee is keen that the Conference showcases local skills and supports the local community.
It was happy to make a donation to the KI Cancer Support Group in appreciation for the beautiful scarves they’ve knitted.
If you visit the Cancer Support Group shop, you too can be a proud owner of one of their beautifully knitted items.