Santa’s helpers craft toys for underprivileged

Members of the Creative Women’s Group with their hand-made toys. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

By Brendan Rees

A group of Santa’s elves in Casey are hoping children in remote parts of the Philippines get a present this Christmas.

Twenty-five ladies from the Creative Women’s Group at the Narre Warren Baptist Church have been busy since June creating 200 teddy bears in sleeping bags.

The hand-made knitted and crocheted teddy bears will be placed in shoe boxes, together with other goodies including donated stationary, tennis balls, cotton bags, and drawstring bags with marbles before being shipped to the Philippines.

“This project is important because we are making underprivileged kids happy who have nothing,” group member Alice Ginns said.

“It’s been a fun exercise.”