It was our fourth week back this week. We had 18 members come for the meeting.
We miss those who are not coming. Some are unwell or busy with family commitments. We hope to see you all soon.
Alison has discovered a group who work to raise funds to support the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown.
She invited one of their volunteers to come to speak to us this week.
The group is called Little Wonder and is a Parent and Support Committee for the hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit. It was founded by a group of mums who had experienced first hand the incredible work at the centre..
Their spokesperson was Olivia and what a charming lady she is. Olivia had three premmie babies at the hospital. All three are thriving now.
They give patients gift bags for St Valentines Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Christmas. Obviously a very important and special group.
They are delighted to accept many of our baby quilts. In fact Olivia left with 80 baby quilts. She was delighted and said they will all be gone for Valentines Day. They can use as many as we can make for them.
Olivia mentioned the World Prematurity Day which is on 17 November 2022. The day is to raise awareness of preterm births and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.
Their traditional colour is Purple - dark purple or shades thereof.
We thought it will be a great idea to make 40 quilts for this day in November. It is similar to the Kangaroo Challenge we did a couple of years ago.
Council has been onto me about concerns from a group who use the hall after us on a Thursday. Please be vigilant with pins and needles. I know we search until we find a 'lost' needle. We need to double our efforts. We will always need to vacuum the floor thoroughly after each meeting.
Show and Tell:
The 'thank you' card from the Little Wonder group
Jenny finished a shawl made for her 6 year old granddaughter. It is so sot. She will love it.