Knitted

Knitted for Mums Bubs

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 women had knitted dozens of blankets, onesies, toys, booties and beanies which they 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-together 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.

Over the years the women have 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.

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.

The knitters meet at Wangi Library every Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm.