The situation of lack of clothing for new-borns in Nepal led to the name of ’fish ‘n’ chip babies’ as they were leaving hospital in newspaper. This was a few years ago and we have since had a team of knitters outside of the club who regularly provide us with beautiful knitted garments and hats to send out to where they are required. We have sent out a total of 340 knitted sets with 2 boxes going through Intercare – courtesy of member Jo Gilbertson. The knitters are outsourced volunteers and extremely prolific.
Note that we are holding an event with SISE Region on Saturday 12 September in support of The Big Story ie Empowering Girls in Nepal. This is the Federation project. We will be holding a lunch event at the Gurkha Museum in Winchester with the founder of this programme Philip Holmes. Watch this space for more news of this event.