Helen Peters will be 70

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Helen Peters will be 70 on the 30th of November and decided to mark the occasion by supporting a cause that is close to her heart. Helen and Sharon from Eco Village Hair banded together for this wonderful cause.

Helen bravely shaved her head in memory of her two dear friends that lost their battles with cancer aged 42 and 60. She believes that women need emotional support and this was her contribution to the cause. Helen’s daughter was a great supporter by holding morning teas and printed off flyers that Helen dropped off in the neighbourhood for support for her shave.

Helen raised just sort of $2000 and the number is still increasing. Sharon from Eco Village Hair assisted in the fundraising and also raised $564 through donations at the salon where they held the shave. If anyone wants to donate please donate directly to Breast Cancer Australia. Helen’s generosity hasn’t stopped here! With a beautiful heart to match her beautiful smile, Helen has been busy donating to various charities her stunning handmade items.

Helen is naturally talented to the point she doesn’t follow patterns she just sees them and can make them just from sight. Helen has been doing this for years, Helen and her husband Jim went on a cruise and stopped off in Vanuatu where she took at a suitcase full of the crocheted items for the local orphanage. Helen her husband Jim were married for 30 years when he passed away earlier this year and in her quiet time now, she spends it crocheting for the Mater children’s hospital. As soon as she fills a box up she posts it to them for the children. Helen joined Legacy 6 weeks ago and donates a variety of crocheted things to them to use for raffles and fund raising. A blanket she donated recently to the Marter Children’s hospital was auctioned off and raised a whopping $1700.

If you have any spare wool lying around Helen will happily use it to create beautiful handmade items.

You can drop it off to the Bribie Islander Magazine, we will make sure Helen receives it.