Bridgewater residents send pockets of love to Hillcrest Primary School

L-R: Elaine Scott and Federal member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell

The weight of the awful tragedy at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport in December last year was felt around Tasmania. Since then some thoughtful Bridgewater residents have been doing their bit to make sure their love is carried to our Northern friends. Brighton Citizen of the Year, Elaine Scott, along with Diane Hart and Rosie Engler from Cafe Connections have been making hundreds of handmade felt hearts for those needing a little extra care and compassion.

The 1000 Hearts project aims to help heal emotional scars by giving people some extra love to carry in their pocket. “Diane, Rosie and I have made heaps of them. We wanted to donate them to those who were at, and affected by, the incident,’ says Elaine. “Rosie has also been making Trauma Teddies for the families of the children.”

Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell said, “it’s a beautiful act of kindness from these wonderful ladies.” Mr Mitchell collected the handmade gifts and delivered them to community groups in Devonport before Christmas last year.