Knitted vests delivered to babies in Malawi

Knitting Donations from S.Howden August 2012One of our trustee’s, Grace, is based in Zomba district, Malawi.  On a recent visit to the UK she took a huge box full of knitted baby vests and blankets back with her along with some blood pressure monitoring machines.  The vests and blankets are kindly donated by a wonderful team of volunteer knitters who regularly send us beautifully crafted items.

Nurses with the baby vests

This picture shows the nurses who are in charge of the six health centres; Chipini, Matiya, Thondwe, Magomero, Mayaka and Pirimiti sharing out the blood pressure machines, baby vests and blankets.  Each labour ward and postnatal ward will have a supply of vests and blankets to hand out to the mothers most in need.  Grace will be taking more vests back with her in June.

Mum and baby - CroppedHere is a new mum in Pirimiti hospital who has just been given one of the beautiful knitted dresses.  Many mothers can’t afford to buy extra clothes for their baby.  At night time the temperatures can drop considerably so the vests and blankets help to keep babies warm at night.

If you would like to knit some baby vests or blankets for us please find the Baby Vest Pattern here.  If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call 01273 234033.

For more information about our project in Malawi please click here.

Thank you to everyone who has knitted items for us, the mothers who receive them are very grateful.