Christchurch Women’s Hospital receives ‘overwhelming response’ to knitted baby beanies

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 29, 2021 |

Hospital Aide Sandi Kissel / photo: CDHB

Christchurch Women’s Hospital is thanking the public for their donations of woollen baby beanies after a request was made public last week.

A call was put out on the Canterbury District Health Board’s Facebook page asking for knitted woollen baby beanies.

Hospital Aide Sandi Kissel said “it’s been a beanie bonanza thanks to the overwhelming and generous response of our Canterbury community, with the maternity ward being inundated with knitted items.”

Photo: CDHB

“With enough hats for the foreseeable future, the team has asked us to pass on that they don’t need any more, but will still accept knitted singlets, booties, matinee jackets and blankets.”

The products must be made from 100% wool with no synthetic materials. All donations can be sent to:

Ward 5. Maternity Department. Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Christchurch 8011.

Sandi also puts together care packages for new mums in need. The typical care package contains – A woollen blanket, another blanket for baby to lie on, a knitted hat, booties, singlet, and matinee jacket, toy, and a larger knitted item for the baby to grow into.

“These packages mean a great deal to babies and their family and could not happen without generous donors. “

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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