Wangi Library Knitting Group donates for newborn babies at John Hunter Hospital

BABY BUNDLES: Jenny Dacomb with a sample of the knitted items donated on Wednesday. Picture: David Stewart

BABY BUNDLES: Jenny Dacomb with a sample of the knitted items donated on Wednesday. Picture: David Stewart

THOSE prolific women from the Wangi Library Knitting Group have done it again, this time donating a mass of items for newborn babies and their mums at John Hunter Hospital.

Group founder Chris Langshaw said the group had knitted dozens of blankets, onesies, toys, booties and beanies which it donated through the Morisset branch of the Mothers’ Union, a mission agency of the Anglican Church.

Jenny Dacomb accepted the donation at the group’s weekly get-toether on Wednesday.

“Mothers’ Union is an international organisation and part of the Anglican community. There are four million of us working for mothers, babies and family life,” Ms Dacomb said.

The knitted items would be compiled into ‘baby bundles’ – or starter packs for newborns – placed into bags, and taken to John Hunter Hospital.

The knitting group supports a range of worthy causes.

HAPPY BUNCH: Wangi Library Knitting Group founder Chris Langshaw, second from left, with members and their most recent batch of donated items. Picture: David Stewart

HAPPY BUNCH: Wangi Library Knitting Group founder Chris Langshaw, second from left, with members and their most recent batch of donated items. Picture: David Stewart

Over the years the women have made regular donations to Mums’ Cottage, a local women’s refuge, St Vincent de Paul, Neural Knitworks, Wrap with Love, and Ronald McDonald House.

Blokes aren’t forgotten, either, as the group also knits and donates hundreds of beanies for the Anglican Church's Mission to Seafarers organisation which supports international seafarers who come into port at Newcastle.

Ms Langshaw said the knitters were very appreciative of the community’s ongoing and generous donations of yarn to the group. That’s everything from acrylics to cotton and wool.

She said the women were prolific because they enjoyed making a difference.

“They’re so happy and have such good hearts,” she said.

To donate yarn or any knitting paraphernalia to the group, phone Ms Langshaw on 4975 5205. It will be gratefully received and, as you can see, it will be put to very good use.

■ The knitters meet at Wangi Library every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm.

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