Fundraiser for newborn babies to be held

2015-10-28 06:00
Some of the knitted items which the organisation, “Giving Gifts to newborn babies in need” hand out to desperately destitute moms. 


: Some of the knitted items which the organisation, “Giving Gifts to newborn babies in need” hand out to desperately destitute moms. photo: Supplied

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THE organisation, “Giving gifts to newborn babies in need” is a group of women who collect items for newborn babies and visit maternity wards to hand out hampers to those in need.

The group is having a fundraiser in the form of a Song and Dance Extravaganza which will be held on Saturday, October 31, at Old Grey at 1pm.

Tickets cost R120 which include lunch and a variety dance show of Ballet, Indian, Ballroom and Belly dancing

The organisation, which was started in December 2014, depends solely on donations, with several drop-off points in the city.

The maternity units they visit include Motherwell, Central (old Stanford), KwaZakhele, Provincial Hospital Uitenhage, and a unit in KwaNobuhle near Uitenhage.

“We hand out approximately 250 of these hampers per month. In the past 10 months we have handed out over 2 000 hampers to desperately destitute moms,” said Desiré Goodwin, administrator and organiser.

“We are proud to supply all the premature babies in Uitenhage with these hampers which include tiny knitted clothes, which can’t be bought at local shops,” she said.

“We also encourage the moms to learn how to knit in the time their prem babies are in hospital, which can be anything up to 3 months.

“We love what we do and want to continue spreading the love we have for these babies and their moms who desperately need us, and that is why we are requesting assistance from the public,” said Desiré.

For tickets for the fundraiser, call Caty on 084 616 7001. Guests are requested to bring a gift for the babies

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