Pouches help save orphaned joeys

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Glenys Gomez and Jenny Lilly have been helping to create pouches for orphaned joeys.
Camera IconGlenys Gomez and Jenny Lilly have been helping to create pouches for orphaned joeys. Credit: Pierra Willix

Orphaned joeys are being assisted with the creation of pouches by a group of women who have made more than 50 of the items.

What started as a sewing group at the Frank Konecny Community Centre five weeks ago has now turned into a project that is helping wildlife carers look after orphaned joeys.

Over the past weeks, four women, including Glenys Gomez and Jenny Lilly, have been sewing the pouches, which are being donated to Healing Hands Wildlife Care and other local wildlife carers.

Last week, volunteers from Healing Hands brought in five-month-old joey Frea, whose mother was killed in a car accident.

Ms Gomez said more material was needed to continue making the pouches, and asked anyone with old fleece-based clothes or blankets to consider donating them to the cause.

Frank Konecny Community Centre program co-ordinator Angie Forbes said the sewing group had also raised money for the Healing Hands organisation, which was donated along with the pouches.

“It was so nice to see a community getting together to help save our wildlife,” she said.

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