When Boomerang Bags Pacific Palms got a call out from volunteer group, Koalas in Care, to help koalas injured during last week's bushfires, the group sprung into action.
In a matter of days a group of four - Nicola Carruthers, Tania Gorton, Lindy Stark and Rachael Newell - had stitched up more than 100 tiny paw mittens to help the little marsupials recover from their horrific burns.
Co-ordinator, Nicola Carruthers said a handful of flannelette sheets donated to the group by a friend was a lucky windfall.
She explained soft, breathable flannelette material was the preferred fabric to help with the healing process.
"I sat down on Friday night and cut out the pattern; they didn't take long to make," she said.
Nicola said the contribution to Koalas in Care was her group's way of trying to help the much loved creatures injured by the horrible bushfires.
"It was something from Boomerang Bags; we like to help out where we can."
The Pacific Palms group is renowned for its generosity donating to locals; Pacific Palms and Bungwahal public schools have each received $1000 while $1200 was more recently donated to drought affected farmers.
"And, we hope this month to give to our firefighters," she said.
Koalas in Care has also put in a request for basket covers
Paul McLeod, who co-founded Koalas in Care with wife Christeen, nearly two decades ago, explained depending on the severity of the burn recovery could take many months.
"Some have been singed slightly and some have been torched," Mr McLeod said.
He said burns at the back of the paw could not be bandaged, and the burn cream used was very sticky.
That's where the once-only-use paw mittens came into its own.
"We have tried to wash them; but you can't wash the soot and cream out of them."
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The Taree-based charity has 20 bushfire victims in its care.
However, Mr McLeod believed there could be many more displaced marsupials scattered around the Great Lakes and Manning regions.
"It has been a horrendous fire; everything is burnt."
But, the McLeods have been buoyed and overwhelmed by the country's generosity.
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