Knitters’ boost for Africans

Knit and Natter: Enid Winterbottom, Jean Chapman and Sylvia Featherstone of the New Mills Volunteer Centre knit garments for "fish and chip" babies, premature babies who are wrapped in newspaper to keep warm, which will then be shipped to Africa. NBUAP120222A2.
Knit and Natter: Enid Winterbottom, Jean Chapman and Sylvia Featherstone of the New Mills Volunteer Centre knit garments for "fish and chip" babies, premature babies who are wrapped in newspaper to keep warm, which will then be shipped to Africa. NBUAP120222A2.

NEW Mills knitters have been putting their skills to good use, creating outfits for babies in Africa.

Members of the Handicraft group at New Mills Volunteer Centre have been knitting garments which will be shipped over to Africa to help keep newborn babies, known as ‘fish and chip babies’ because they are sometimes wrapped in newspaper, warm.

The group have knitted around 36 items which will form part of the next shipment of clothes, being sent at the end of March.

Many of the ‘fish and chip babies’ are orphans and the clothes are used to keep them warm when they leave hospital.