Plunket donation goes to Middlemore’s newborn babies
They may be tiny but the impact they make this winter will be huge.
Mt Albert Plunket volunteers have donated baby clothing to Middlemore hospital’s maternity ward after they discovered many newborns were being sent home in just a nappy and a singlet or a toddler’s tshirt.
The newborn baby items given to Middlemore are what remain of clothes donated by Mt Albert families for a fundraising gala sale the branch held last May.
Mt Albert’s Plunket committee president Karen Jane says although their first port of call, Auckland hospital, was well provided for, Middlemore wasn’t.
“It’s distressing to know they are absolutely desperate for clothes to dress newborns.”
Middlemore charge midwife Tish Taihia says: “It’s a welcome gesture. We have a lot of mums and families who are under-equipped.”
Ms Taihia says if anybody wants to donate newborn items or woollens they can contact the South Auckland Health Foundation on 270-8808.
Little booties: Mt Albert Plunket committee president Karen Jane is giving baby outfits away to families in need. The surplus clothes were donated by the Mt Albert community for their Plunket gala day last year.