5 Sep 2019

Wanted: beautiful woollen blankets for premature babies

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:45 pm on 5 September 2019
Alice Tylee and her daughter Willamina

Alice Tylee and her daughter Willamina Photo: Supplied/Alice Tylee

One of the scariest places a new parent can be in in the Special Care Baby Unit, where premature or sick babies go to build up their strength.

To help parents out, a group of crafty women in Hawke's Bay takes unwanted woollen blankets and cuts them down to baby-size, so these babies have a nice warm blanket to keep them warm as they recover.

They've produced over a thousand blankets for babies in four years

Joanna Singleton is one of those women, and she joins us to talk about what they do, why, and how people can help out.

If you have old wool blankets to donate, you can send them to:

Hawkes Bay Hospital
398 Omahu Rd
Hastings 4120

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