Alysha Elliot. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

This Saturday is World Knit in Public Day and Spotlight has partnered with local knitting enthusiasts to encourage Bendigo locals to knit for a cause.

Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church group are knitting experts and will be in store for the day, knitting garments and blankets to contribute to Red Nose’s Treasured Babies program.

The Red Nose Treasured Babies program donates garments and blankets to families who have been impacted by the death of a child, from 14 weeks to 32 weeks old.

The Bendigo community is encouraged to go to the Spotlight store to create garments to donate to a family in need.

It all happens at Spotlight Bendigo, 6 Marong Rd, Ironbark from 9am to 5pm on Saturday.