The devastating bush fires in Australia will have lasting effects on the ecology and economy of that country. One of my pickleball friends, originally from the UK, now living in Australia is doing her part to help.
Charlotte Appleby, also known as the English Tailoress, has traveled the world teaching couture beading, but has recently set down stakes in Australia. I met Charlotte in Madrid, Spain at a pickleball tournament in 2015, and again on several other occasions. In August of 2017, when she was in North America to share her professional talents, she fit in a stop to visit me and play some pickleball!
Charlotte has combined her passion for sewing and her deep love for animals by setting up a “sewing army” of over 500 volunteers to make protective pouches for injured wildlife. She is featured here in this television interview from Sydney, AU. (Click image)
Charlotte’s efforts are centered in her donated space, the Alexandria Animal Hub and she has teamed up with the Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild. Donations to the ARCCG can be made via their website.
Well done, Charlotte! Your pickleball family is proud of you! Keep up the fight, and I hope to see you on the pickleball court somewhere in the world soon!
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