Dalkeith Primary School forms knitting club for a cause

27 Aug 2019

Dalkeith Primary School students will come together for a weekly knitting club, thanks to a grant from Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal.

The prize money was awarded as part of Hawaiian’s annual charity appeal benefitting Anglicare WA and Foodbank WA and has been used to purchase materials for the club.

Meeting every Wednesday at lunch time, the students will learn the basics of knitting and crocheting in a weekly social gathering that aims to benefit a good cause.

Upon mastering the basics, students will learn to make scarves and knee rugs for donation to local charities benefitting the homeless.

Dalkeith Primary School Principal Suzanne Pekin said the students were eager to use their new-found skills to provide some warmth and comfort to those in need.

“A side benefit is also that the students are enjoying each other’s company and getting to interact with their peers in a relaxed but purposeful way,” said Ms Pekin.

Hawaiian’s General Manager – Marketing Kristi Ullrich said it was lovely to see the prize money going towards another worthy cause.

“We’re so thrilled to be supporting Dalkeith Primary School in this initiative that will both enrich and educate their students whilst providing resources to those who need it,” said Ms Ullrich.

“Congratulations to Dalkeith Primary School on the commencement of their new knitting club, and we look forward to seeing the great work the students will produce throughout their time.”

Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal runs annually over the festive season throughout Hawaiian’s shopping centres, commercial properties and within local schools. For more information on the appeal, visit

Every Hawaiian neighbourhood shopping centre, big or small, is proud to be part of the local community.

Dalkeith Primary School forms knitting club for a cause

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