NEWSLETTER 7 OF 2014
Words can't express the gratitude I feel when I think about what you have done for OUR babies. I'll just say thanks.
THANK YOU – Allyson Johnson, Australia; Ann Glendinning, Scotland; Ann Hedley; Anonymous; Barbara UK and family; C Blake, UK; Carol Bower and friends, UK; Doreen Brits, family and friends; Edna Smith; Estelle Boucher; Ffion Wilkes, UK; Fibre Gallery, Melkbosstrand; Frances Labuschagne; Gail Rozendaal; Gerty Kotze; Gwen Draffan, UK; J C Morris, New Zealand; Janet Mill; Joan de Pindray; Joan Wilson, UK; Judy Maccarone; Karin Strauss; Lynne, UK; Mabel Raciborska, Pietermaritzburg; Margaret Easton, Scotland; Massie Gracie and sister; Meisie Foster; Methodist WA; Michele Kirsten; Renate Dunham; Riana at the Wool Shop; Elna and friends; Rosemary Earp Jones; Sharon Rosen, UK; Shirley Brownlee, Norway; and Sylvia. SuperMa/Mom DRUM/HUISGENOOT http://supermom.drum.co.za/fun/knit-baby-beanies-to-help-keep-our-babies-warm/. Potholes and Padkos http://potholesandpadkos.co.za/web/people-3/item/578-knitwit-unite-viva.html.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Yvonne Swart <email@example.com> wrote: Hello all, Just to say a huge thank you to all who have supported Ruth Mailbag via Foto First! It is so good to see that there are so many people who still care and who are willing to help others. It has been a privilege working with you and I hope you will all continue to make an effort to help those little ones and their moms!
Thank you, Yvonne
Yvonne, thank you for your help and support over many years it is much appreciated. Good luck with your new venture and please keep in touch.
NEW ADDRESS - The Ruth Mailbag Group, No Commercial Value - For Charity Only, C/o P C Galaxy, 23b Francis Road, Ladysmith 3370, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
MEETING - Thank you, to all the ladies, who attended the meeting, held on Saturday, 5 July 2014, it was wonderful to see you all looking so well. The show and tell was thoroughly enjoyed and everybody so appreciated each other’s talents, always encouraging and supportive. Those who were absent or tendered apologies were sorely missed and we do hope that you will be able to join us next month!!! I think we were competing with the wind and the tennis at Wimbledon!!! Thank you, Di and the Juana Maria Home for the tea and coffee, much enjoyed after our business was completed. Once again, thank you, all for your talents and the time you spend with us each month, we do so enjoy your company. Next meeting to be held on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 2 pm.
WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY 2014 - To Helena Dekker for knitting for the babies and kids at Môrester Children’s Home 12 to 13 kilograms of yarn.
THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014 – To the Ladysmith Child Welfare for Victory Haven, 23 scarves and assorted baby and toddler clothing.
SUNDAY, 20 JULY 2014 – Gifted 24 newborn babies and 21 premature babies, moms pleased with their packs and the staff very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our half an hour with the moms, babies and staff. Thank you, Shirley, for helping me carry everything, would not have been able to do it without you; your support is much appreciated. To all those wonderful people who contribute to the baby packs, bless you and thank you for your help.
THURSDAY, 24 JULY 2014 – Gifted 2 large bags full of KAS cuddles and one large bag full of vests and matching hats to Walton Clinic, for their Breastfeeding Week celebrations from 1 to 7 August, via Barbara de Wet, with thanks to Knit A Square, Bryanston for making this donation and distribution possible.
SUNDAY, 27 JULY 2014 – Gifted 19 newborn babies and 19 premature babies, moms pleased with their packs and the staff very pleasant and helpful. I enjoyed my half an hour with the moms, babies and staff. To all those wonderful people who contribute to the baby packs, bless you and thank you for your help.
PHOTOS - Please find new pictures of items knitted / crocheted by dedicated Ruth Mailbag volunteers on facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ruth-Mailbag-Group/153666104700531 …
DATES TO REMEMBER IN 2014 / 15 - Please plan your projects around the following days. We shall continue to concentrate on items for the babies (premature and newborn). Donate items such as baby clothing, new or gently used and handcrafted baby items, supplies for crocheting and knitting, like skeins of yarn, etc.
August for 12 September – International Crochet DaySeptember for November – Click for Babies / Purple hat project (Awareness of Shaken baby syndrome and Period of Purple Crying)
October for 17 November – World Prematurity Day
November for 25 December – Christmas Day
December for 1 January – New Year’s Day
January for 14 February – Valentine’s Day
February for 17 March – St Patrick’s Day
March for 20 April – Easter Sunday
April for 15 May – International Kangaroo Care Day
May for 21 June – World Wide Knit in Public Day – Comfort scarves for Victory Haven & other shelters
June for 18 July – Nelson Mandela Day
July for 9 August – National Women’s Day (Emphasis on Boarder Moms and their babies)
Please address all your post to: The Ruth Mailbag Group, “No Commercial Value - For Charity Only”, C/o P C Galaxy, 23b Francis Road, Ladysmith 3370, RSA, (PLEASE USE YOUR GOOD OLD POST OFFICE!!!) Thank you in advance for your support!
TIP FOR THOSE WONDERFUL LADIES WHO SEW BLANKETS for OUR babies. Please do not hem the blankets, it makes for a bulky edge that is uncomfortable for the babies especially the premature babies, please over lock the edges it is flatter and softer for the babies. Bless you and thank you for your hard work and kind donations each and every one is much appreciated.
PATTERNS – for charity (full term and premature babies)
http://danettesangels.tripod.com/patterns/ripple.html (Please remember our blankets need to be about 30 inches square.)
ATTACHING MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, if you have anything you would like to share with the members, please send it to me and if it is possible I will attach it to the next newsletter. Enjoy the articles and information in this newsletter. Thank you for using your time and talents to help the babies.
Yours in charity crafting,Joy Coetzee – Founder
The Ruth Mailbag Group