Lorraine Howard, organiser of the Sunday Colonial markets in Mount Isa, presented a cheque for $1000 to the Mount Isa Hospital Children’s Ward today (December 19), along with 70 tiny beanies for new born babies, and approximately 20 small knitted and crocheted rugs.
Mrs Howard was accompanied by stall holder, Brigitte Sharp, who did the majority of the crocheted articles.
The money raised comes from the stallholders’ $5 fee at the weekly Colonial markets, Mrs Howard explained. The Colonial Markets have now finished for the year, but start up again, every Sunday, from 11 February 2018.
The knitted and crocheted garments were gratefully received by Nurse Unit Manager for the Children’s Ward, Susan Ryan.
“These tiny beanies will be perfect for our neonates,” she said.
Ms Ryan said the funds would be spent on vital medical equipment for the Children’s Ward.
“We are so grateful to the ladies of the Colonial markets for this real boost, both for the money and the garments.
“The Mount Isa community has been incredibly generous this year with gifts to the Children’s Ward, and it really helps us source top quality equipment and goods for the children,” Ms Ryan said.