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All NICU and new mums in the maternity wards at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Paraparaumu Maternity Unit will receive a special quilt this Mother’s Day. These gifts are made possible thanks to a wonderful team of volunteer quilters, coordinated by Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

Paula Richards, Volunteer Service Manager said, “These gorgeous handmade quilts are a treat for our hospitals’ new mothers and a special effort is made to produce about 70 quilts in time for Mother’s Day every year. It’s a real labour of love from some very talented and generous people.”

Special mention and thanks also goes to Sue Grimwood and Shanon Peters and their Busy Bee Quilt Shop Quilting Group, who have supplied quilts for both Mother’s Day and Christmas Day hospital gift packages, for the last 20 years

Pictured: Paula Richards WHF and Rosemary Escott, Charge Nurse Manager NICU