Hopping for hope at Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary School

Dalene Bishop, the donor liaison officer of Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children and Roslyn Truelock, principal of Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary.


Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary School staff members were approached by the women of the Merrowdown Charity Group with hand-knitted bunnies which needed to be sold to raise funds for the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children.

Hand-knitted bunnies made by the women of the Merrowdown Charity Group.

The group started as a group of women who gathered to knit for underprivileged children in 2008 and gradually increased its activities over the years which now include: Christmas stalls, display and sale of handcrafted goods, fashion shows and more.

With a goal set at R10 000, the school sold 200 hand-knitted bunnies for R50 each.

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The bunnies were sold out in two days and due to popular demand from the schoolchildren, 30 more bunnies were ordered from the group.

After all the bunnies were sold, a total amount of R11 500 was raised from the initiative and all proceedings went to the Teddy Bear Clinic.

Kyla Kin, Grade 000 teacher and school charity organiser; Jacqui Smallbone, deputy principal of Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary; Dalene Bishop, donor liaison officer of Teddy Bear Clinic For Abused Children; and Roslyn Truelock, principal of Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary.

The donor liaison officer of the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, Dalene Bishop, was then invited on 30 March to the new Crawford Lonehill Pre-Primary premises where the school handed over the cheque.

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

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