BELOW: For the last two weeks, 91-year-old Betty Wicks has been knitting little coats for lambs out west.
BELOW: For the last two weeks, 91-year-old Betty Wicks has been knitting little coats for lambs out west. Marc Stapelberg

Woolly good cause: Grandma knits to save lambs from drought

ONE Ballina nan has turned her hobby into generosity by knitting tiny jumpers for drought-stricken lambs in the hope it saves their lives.

After seeing pictures of lambs in coats on her daughter's "modern phone" 91-one-year old Betty Wicks decided to join hundreds of other knitters across the country and donate hand-knitted jumpers to the Facebook campaign Lamb Jumpers "Helping our Farmers".

The project was launched to help drought-stricken farmers in central NSW keep their stock warm.

"I felt sorry for the lambs and immediately wanted to help," Mrs Wicks said.

"I also read an article in Woman's Day where the little lambs were starving and freezing, because the mothers were dying from the big dry, so it feels good to help out."

Read the full story at the Northern Star


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