Knitting marathon for needy babies

Pictured: Inner Wheel President Adrienne Handley with District 22 Chairman Mrs Ann Cottee sorting the baby jumpers.
Pictured: Inner Wheel President Adrienne Handley with District 22 Chairman Mrs Ann Cottee sorting the baby jumpers.
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Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield, together with family and friends have knitted approximately 350 jumpers to keep babies warm in poverty-stricken areas of Africa..

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield, together with family and friends have knitted approximately 350 jumpers to keep babies warm in poverty-stricken areas of Africa..

Every day babies are born into extreme poverty in Gambia, Kenya and Uganda and the families are so poor that the babies are sent home wrapped in newspaper, giving them the name Fish and Chip Babies.

The idea to knit jumpers for the newborns was brought to the Inner Wheel Club by past president Joan Wadd. She explained that members could give the newborn babies a better start in life by helping to keep them warm because nights can be very cold in Africa.

The idea to knit jumpers was enthusiastically taken on board by the club’s president Adrienne Hanley and Inner Wheel members and associates who followed knitting patterns. The jumpers will be delivered to Africa by volunteer drivers.

Inner Wheel President Adrienne Handley and District 22 Chairman Mrs Ann Cottee are pictured sorting the baby jumpers.