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NICU’s precious babies get handmade gifts

L-r: Raewyn McDonnell, left, Beth Munro, Brylee Budd, Grayson Budd and Bryden Shiells.

Cambridge residents Bryden Shiells and Raewyn McDonnell of Precious Babies Waikato Incorporated Society donated handmade quilts and blankets to Waikato Hospital’s newborn intensive care unit today.

The pair are members of the society which was started in 1994 by Dee Vosper who lost five grandchildren as babies.

Most of the society’s members are based in Cambridge but also come from Te Awamutu and Morrinsville and donate to hospitals around the region.

The primary objective of the society is to provide hand-smocked gowns to parents of stillborn babies, but they also supply hand-made blankets and knitted baby clothes and hats for babies in NICU.

The two women presented the items to NICU’s discharge facilitator Beth Munro to Morrinsville mum Brylee Budd whose son Grayson, now 10 weeks old, was born at 38 weeks gestation on 15 July weighing 1259grams (2lb 12oz). He now weighs 2652 grams (5lb 13ozs).

Read more about the newborn intensive care unit: www.waikatodhb.health.nz/nicu


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