With over 1500 babies being admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Westmead each year from the local health district as well as country areas of NSW, many families will have spent this Easter in hospital with their tiny miracles. The Galston CWA ladies are making sure that the babies are a little cosier this season with blankets and pouches especially made for the unit.
Westmead NICU is the largest in NSW, caring for premature and critically ill babies. CWA of NSW – Galston is supporting Westmead NICU as it is a cause close to our hearts. A few members have had babies in their family go through the unit. We had the pleasure of a visit by Rosemary from Westmead NICU at our last meeting. She just happened to have personally cared for a baby related to one of our members.
Galston CWA is providing every NICU humidicrib at Westmead with blankets which are placed over the incubator to protect babies from light and noise, and fabric pouches which are used to cover IV fluid bags to make them more comfortable for baby when in the crib. These are all handmade with love by our best sewers at our little branch in Galston.
Our CWA sewers and crafters work entirely from donations. The latest batch of blankets and pouches were made from fabric that was destined for landfill but thankfully diverted to us by admirable local residents. If you would like to make a donation of fabrics, yarns and craft supplies to help us continue to do wonderful projects like this one, please drop them off to the Galston Health & Resource Centre.
Our next meeting is Wednesday 15th May from 10am. Please join us for morning tea and/or a yummy lunch prepared by the CWA ladies.
Save the date – CWA Charity Fashion Parade
Tuesday 4th June, 10:30am
The Galston Club
Tickets $25 includes morning tea and lunch For
further information visit our Facebook page –
www.facebook.com/CWAGalston or call us on
0439 222 217 (Jann) /
9653 1036 (Pam).