We had a visit from a member of the Western Sydney Dragonfly Mjdwives Group this week. It was a most inspiring visit.
The organisation of midwives are a part of Westmead Hospital. Their representative, Carolyn, explained how they have set up a separate facility to look after pregnant and birthing Aboriginal mothers. The mothers are given help and care and are taught how to look after their babies as well as advice on health care both for the mother and baby. An amazing group of dedicated ladies.
We are delighted to be able to donate baby quilts for the newborns. A small contribution from us that brings joy to the recipients.
Ronald McDonald House:
We received a thank you letter from Ronald McDonald House in Orange. Robyn Jnst. had given them cot quilts and teddies that we have made. Ros actually makes the teddies. We have a collection of 100 at the moment. Some don't have faces on them as these are for kids with trauma. Robyn has asked for help to add faces on some of the others.
The house in Orange is the only dedicated child and adolescent mental health unit in NSW outside of Sydney. We are very happy to be able to contribute in a small way to this facility.
Our Show - 4-7 August:
We had a show committee meeting last week. We will soon be emailing the entry forms for your quilts. These need to be sent back promptly accompanied by a photograph and details of size etc.
There is a lot of work ahead of us. Members are expected to help at the show. Narelle will prepare the rosters close to the date. When you are rostered on you must stay the full time. Sometimes friends call in to see you but ask them to wait until you have finished your shift.
The Ruby Challenge is due by the end of the month and Membership Fees are due. Grace is looking after this while Akiko is away.
It was good to see so many of you back this week. The fine weather helped.
Show and Tell:
Baby Quilt from Grace
Until next week .....