Wauchope SUPA IGA welcomes knitted hats and scarves for people who need them

Kind knitter inspires Wauchope people to reach out

A kind soul left winter woollies outside Wauchope IGA supermarket for anyone to take.

The selection of beautifully knitted scarves and hats were tied to the railings in the car park on Tuesday (June 4), with a sign which read: "I am not lost. If you are cold and need me, please take me."

Customers walking past were very impressed by the generous gesture. Jack Waddington from Brisbane told the Gazette that it was a fantastic idea, and Justin McClintock says it was a great thing to do, and you wouldn't get it in Sydney where he lives.

Wauchope SUPA IGA manager Darren Partridge told us more.

"A good Samaritan who calls herself a 'blow in' came in and asked if it was okay, and we thought it was a great idea," he said.

"It was perfect timing given the cold front that came through that day - and the scarves and beanies were all gone almost straight away."

"The lady, who moved here about three years ago, has done the same thing in Sydney and hopes to do it again at Wauchope SUPA IGA during winter, but needs helpers to knit more winter woollies."

If anyone would like to donate handmade beanies or scarves, they are welcome to drop them to Wauchope SUPA IGA.