Hundreds of newborn baby beanies have flooded
Christchurch Women’s Hospital following a nationwide appeal to get the public
knitting every newborn baby a woollen beanie this winter.
Jane Waite, Christchurch Women’s Health Service
Manager, says the response has been overwhelming and a big thank you needs to go
out to everyone who has helped.
“It’s really humbling. We’ve had such a
fantastic response but we now have plenty and do not need anymore.”
The Canterbury DHB now has enough beanies to
give every baby born in the region a new woollen beanie when they leave
“Everyday parcels or boxes containing
beautifully knitted woollen beanie have been arriving. We are just so grateful
to everyone who has taken the time to help.”
If you are in the middle of knitting a baby
beanie, they would still be gratefully received but to please not begin making
The beanies for babies campaign was launched
last month with the aim to make sure babies going home, especially to the red
zone, are kept warm.
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