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Published Monday 13 May 2019

The Maternity and Paediatric wards are the very lucky recipients of some beautiful handmade quilts, donated by Come Sew With Me.


Heather Bannister and Rochelle Aldridge from Come Sew With Me popped in last week with a big pile of blankets for babies and children.

Come Sew With Me is a local community group based in Rose Cottage in Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton. They recently completed a 36 hour sew-athon to help raise money to keep them open, after they lost their funding. The result of the sew-athon was a collection of beautiful baby blankets and wraps for our hospital.

One of the volunteers, who had helped organise the sew-athon, had family members that had spent time in our paediatric ward and she wanted to do something to give back to the hospital. She said that every time they had visited, the staff had been so welcoming and generous that she wanted to do something to bring a little happiness to other patients in the hospital.

The quilts have been made by young and old - one of them by a 12 year old girl. A great effort!

Hospital staff see first hand how much it means to our families when they receive the quilts. They often can't believe that they get to keep them, and are really touched that people in the community genuinely care and make that special time for Wairarapa's babies and children.

Thanks, Come Sew With Me and all the quilters involved - your generosity is very much appreciated!