IF YOU are yet to hear of the Knitted Knockers, head down to Cafe Gelato and Mare in Los Boliches and say hello to the inspirational group of ladies who can regularly be found knitting for a wonderful cause…
The Knitted Knockers organisation was founded in Washington State in 2011 by Barbara Deramost – who owned a yarn shop and had breast cancer. After her mastectomy, Barbara made a breast prosthesis for herself. She and friends started making them to give away and came up with the name ‘Knitted Knockers’.
Since then it has spread to 20 countries and there are now over 200 groups knitting prostheses. Knitted Knockers are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation and/or are undergoing reconstruction.
The Knitter Knockers would like to extend their greatest thanks to the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club, after their President, Paul Butler, recently presented Knitted Knockers Present, Maria Bailey, with a cheque for €250. With this donation, more wool will be purchased to knit more greatly-needed light prostheses.
The prostheses are given free to anyone who needs them. For more information, please get in touch with Maria Bailey – 616 871 952 or visit the Lions shop in La Cala.
You can also visit the shop on Calle Torremolinos or call – 677 059 061 between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Saturday.
The next Lions event will be the Fashion Show and Spring Fayre, to be held at Hotel Tamisa Golf on Tuesday May 16 from 11.30am onwards. Knitted Knockers invite everyone along to come and join in the fun.