The Telford Knitters are a community group to be reckoned with. The ladies, aged 60 to 90+ years old, meet every Thursday morning at Telford House in Leduc to socialize and create beautifully handcrafted knitted and crocheted items they sell at annual craft sales at Telford House. Over the years, all funds raised have been given back to the community in support of health care and senior wellness.
The Telford Knitters recently donated $1621.50 to the Leduc Community Hospital Foundation. Over the years, the ladies’ donations have exceeded $11,500 in support of quality health care in Leduc. Each year, a matched donation is also given to the Leduc & District Senior Centre.
“All our members, and everybody in Leduc that buys from us, use the hospital at one time or another.” says knitter-extraordinaire Elice Sekora. "We enjoy getting together for our weekly visit while we work on our crafts and are happy to give back in support of the hospital and senior center."
Colleen Zimmerman, Foundation Executive Director adds, "We are so grateful for the support of the Telford Knitters over the years. They truly exemplify what it means to make a difference in our community."
As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." The Telford Knitters exemplifies this.
The Knitters welcome new members to join them on Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and will provide lessons to new crafters. Donations of wool are also welcome at any time and can be dropped off at Telford House 4907 – 46 Street, Leduc.