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Knits for Nature 2024

To raise vital funds to support the Penguin Foundation, we love to receive knitted jumpers which are sold plush penguin toys in our retail stores. Over the coming months, we have thousands of toys arriving and they are in need of jumpers.

10,000 Plush toy penguins in need of jumpers

The Penguin Foundation and Phillip Island Nature Parks Knits for Nature program has been hugely successful for over 20 years. Generous knitters and groups from all around the world answered the call to knit jumpers for little penguins to save their lives in the event of oil spills. Our rehabilitation clinic is well stocked with jumpers in the unfortunate event of an oil spill, and we thank the hundreds and thousands of people who contributed their expert knitting skills to provide these life-saving garments for the colony of 40,000 Little Penguins living on Phillip Island (Millowl).

In order to continue to raise vital funds to support the Penguin Foundation, we love to receive themed jumpers which we can sell on plush penguin toys in our retail stores (these raise funds that go directly to penguin and wildlife rehabilitation plus research, but are not worn on actual penguins.) Christmas colours are popular, as are football-themed jumpers and also countries of the world flag colours. They can be knitted to the same pattern CLICK HERE. Any style that is a bit eye catching, stripey or themed would be wonderful as they are very attractive souvenirs for people visiting in-store and they raise vital funds for the not-for-profit Penguin Foundation. As the jumpers are not for use on animals, the need for pure wool is gone – acrylic is fine and the requirements for no buttons and embellishments is no more and we invite you to have some fun! Buttons, bow ties and bling are all encouraged!

Please send or deliver your little penguin jumpers to the following address:

Penguin Foundation: Shop 4, 154/156 Thompson Ave, Cowes VIC 3922.

Thank you for your support!

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