Over 600 very colourful baby beanies, knitted by one of our Friends of Rotary, have been donated to the local Werribee Mercy Hospital's maternity ward. Helen Shaw, the sister of one of our members, has dedicated her time over the past 12 months to knit at least two beanies every day. Each beanie includes a small message "KNITTED WITH LOVE. PLEASE TAKE ME HOME". It also asks the parent of each baby to take a snapshot of their new-born wearing the beanie and then send the photo to us for publication on our social media sites. In this way, we can proudly show the world some of the good work we are doing for our community.

Three hundred babies are born each month in this fast-growing municipality. So this first batch of beanies will only last for about 2 months. We'll have to ask Helen to knit faster to keep up with the demand.

The hospital was delighted with the delivery and expressed their sincere gratitude for the wonderful gesture.

Pictured above left to right - President Graham Roper, Past President Ian Hovey, Micki Hovey, the mother of a newly-born baby and a maternity nurse.