Mona knits for prem babies

Mona knits for prem babies

by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

MEMBERS of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have been busy creating knitted clothes for premature babies.

The initiative was started by Mona Gibson who made use of the lockdown to help a local group knitting blankets.

She took up the challenge herself but her handywork soon left her short of supplies so she turned to other members of the congregation who quickly rallied to her aid with more supplies so she could continue her good works.”

Mona said: “Our local maternity hospitals and baby units needed clothing, especially for their premature babies, so I started knitting. I made blankets, cardigans, special hats and items for sick babies with tubes and IVs.

“I then sent my knitted bundles to the hospitals. They either use the items immediately or they sell them on charity stalls to raise funds for the units.

“If others want to help they can contact the local hospitals, join the many Facebook groups, or donate wool to me to keep me knitting!”

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