Fish and Chips babies
Adactus staff and their families came together this March to knit jumpers and hats for a worthy cause. In total, staff at the Leigh based association knitted 28 jumpers and hats to help new born babies in Africa born with âAnti body Immune Deficiencyâ (AIDS). The new-borns are called âfish and Chip babiesâ because they literally leave hospital wrapped in nothing more than paper.
The appeal started from Pennington House, Adactusâs sheltered housing scheme in Leigh, in partnership with The Ladies of Wigan and Leigh Soroptomist Society. Jacqueline Calderbank, scheme coordinator at Pennington, has been working closely with the Soroptomist Society in various projects and is soon to be a fully fledged member. The fact that there are family members from the soroptomist society living at Pennington has helped even further to build this close working relationship with Adactus.
The jumpers and hats will be sent of straight away as part of a larger shipment of nearly 15,000 knitwear to help these babies get a better start in their lives. Adactus thanks all those who got involved.
Paul Lees, Adactus Housing Group, Chief Executive said âWe are very proud of our staff that supported such a good cause. We hope that these jumpers and hats will make a positive difference to the babiesâ start in life and we will remain committed to supporting good causes around the worldâ.
Photo from left to right: Margaret Molyneux from the Sorptomist Society, Jacqueline Calderbank from Adactus, Marion Smith and Sue Kennerley from the Soroptomist Society.