Griffiths Point Lodge residents fundraise for Ukrainian children


The plight of children in war-torn Ukraine has touched the hearts of residents at Bass Coast Health’s aged care facility, Griffiths Point Lodge at San Remo.

Two compassionate residents - Ruth Andrews and Betty Pescud - have raised $144 for displaced children in Ukraine by knitting scarves and beanies.

Ruth Andrews said, “Children are special. They need to be protected and loved, and this is a way to show our love.”

Ruth has been busy sorting and rolling the wool for Betty, who knitted the goods, which were then sold to residents and staff. Proceeds were donated to the humanitarian organisation, Save the Children, to forward directly to addressing the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian children.

The ladies were inspired after being emotionally impacted by news reports of the war.

“I wanted to do something to help the children. I remember what it was like being a child and having to run to the air raid shelter at school. It was scary. I feel sad for the kids,” Betty said.

In their twilight years, these women remain active community-minded, selfless individuals who remind us of the importance of compassion. What a wonderful pair!