THEIR wings may be hidden from public view but you are looking at a group of Guardian Angels.
They knit garments that wrap children-in-need in warm clothing that is infused with kindness and love.
One ball of yarn at time, one stitch at a time, these women have created more than 400 beautiful knitted garments for children assisted by Save The Children Australia. Jumpers, beanies, blankets, rugs, dresses and bootie sets are just some of the items made this year as part of the Guardian Angel Knitting Program.
It is a national program supported locally by Guardian Pharmacy in Taree, and has been supported by the Manning Mall business for many years.
Head Guardian Angel, Alison Smoothy this week gathered most of her team together to celebrate their achievement with a morning tea. A table laden with sweet treats such a scones, slice and cake and cups of hot tea and coffee delighted the women as they gathered to meet and enjoy the results of their work.
Lorna Russell of Cundletown has been knitting for the Guardian Angel program for about five years.
"I knit because it is necessary for the children," Lorna said.
This year she transformed yarn into about 12 garments including jumpers and dresses and will continue to participate in coming years.
The Guardian Angels roll call includes:
Madge Ricketts, Doreen Betts, Pauline Jarvis, Narelle McKenzie, S. Barrie, Mildred Colville, Pam Macpherson, Maria Beardmore, Lyn Bagnall, Angela Galante, Muriel Wright, Vera Johnson, Elsie Stinson, Gillian Weller, Mrs Tydeman, Judith Dunn, Sandra Pertot, Angela Bird, Dianne Dollin, Maureen Hunt, Bev Burne, Marie Saxby, Brenda Hosking, Aileen Edstein, Patricia McBriarty, June Engel, Fay Caddy, Margaret Pankhurst, Sandra Minett, Maxine Hall, Joy Schubert, Pam Ducat, Dawn Miller, Coral Tisdell, Helen Oliver, Vicki Clayton, Zena Day, Lorraine McGrath, Evelyn Cooper, Lorna Russell, Naomi Hayward, Kate Hayward, Narelle Gallagher, Colleen Glen and Bev Peasley, Norma Allport, Enid Orvad, Christine Ritchie, Heather Neil, Julie Cross, Lyn Turner, Vera Fieldhouse, Kathy Thomas and Phyllis Cross.