Over on ravelry they are knitting 12 inch squares (30 cms) to be made into blankets for some of the bushfire victims. They are asking for machine washable wool or synthetic yarns to be used. They are also asking for some patchwork squares to be made up (and possibly fabric donated) to make the squares too so if you have any time to knit up some squares, or fabric available it would be lovely if you could help out. I have asked my mum to contribute some squares and I will be asking my friend tomorrow to knit some up too if she has time. I havent heard where to send them to as yet but I will let you know how to contact the lady for a mailing address if you would like to help.
Katt also let me know that if you need to shop for groceries and can hold off until Friday then Coles are donating all their proceeds for the day towards the bushfire appeal.