'Come and grab a scarf on Thursday' says local movement

JULY 7, 2015

The 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day movement will be distributing scarves around the country on Thursday 9th July at various locations at the same time. In Port Elizabeth, the movement will be at the Donkin Reserve, in Central.

"In the run up to Nelson Mandela Day, this is another project of this movement to keep South Africa warm," the organisation said in a statement.

"The Knitwits of 67 Blankets of Nelson Mandela Day were called upon a few weeks ago by founder, Carolyn Steyn, to knit scarves for distribution, the call was answered and at 3pm on Thursday the scarves will be distributed in various towns by tying them onto trees, lampposts and fences in the identified areas."

The 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day movement has also called on residents to visit their stall and take a scarf for themselves "as they were made with love and goodwool and are meant to keep someone warm".


IMAGE: Dame Jane Goodall (left) joins 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day movement founder, Carolyn Steyn, in the Knitting Revolution for Nelson Mandela at Diepsloot.