Appeal for knitters of newborn booties

THERE were plenty of willing knitters before the pandemic but few have re-emerged to keep up with the demand for baby booties at Bankstown Hospital.

The hospital’s maternity chaplain and Bass Hill resident, Noha Karajayli, has appealed for donations of baby booties and wool to address an extreme shortage.
Noha said it would be fantastic if aged care home residents or others in the community could help reduce the shortfall.
“We’ve almost run out of the larger sizes and there is an urgent need for booties measuring about 9cm or 3.5 inches, knitted with 3 or 4 ply wool only in white, pink, blue or yellow only,” she said.
“We’ve never been so low.”
The Arabic-speaking chaplain has been providing pastoral care – firstly at Canterbury Hospital and now at Bankstown for 12 years.
“I had my own three children in Canterbury Hospital,” she said.
“We would be very grateful if anyone could lend us a hand to help get through this crisis.”
Booties and donations of wool can be brought to the hospital’s reception or call Noha on 0410 152 311 for pickup or for a wool drop-off.