What a week!
THIS time last week, Marion Braun, was going about her normal business, with life relatively quiet.
But today when she takes a moment to catch her breath, she will look back on a week that has in some ways shot her to celebrity status.
The week started with her and fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member Jenny Allen getting their cause known throughout the Coffs Coast after appearing in the Coffs Coast Advocate and local news programs.
And the cause that captured everyone's attention: knitting penguin jumpers to send to Phillip Island Nature Reserve.
Then, to the delight of Ms Braun, a Sydney paper got wind of what the women were doing and jumped on a plane and headed to Coffs Harbour.
"The response we have had is just fantastic. This is a type of cause that leaves everyone with a happy feeling," she said.
And things didn't stop there.
On Thursday morning Ms Braun re- ceived a surprise call from popular Sydney radio personalties, Merrick and Rosso.
"They put me on their program that morning. It was such a laugh and now more people know what we are doing here in Coffs Harbour," Ms Braun said.
Anyone wanting to help the women reach their desired total of 1000 jumpers by the end of July can pick up a pattern from the Pet Porpoise Pool or call 6658 3625.