Karen Welch, Sales Office Manager spends some of her spare time knitting for the fish and chips babies in Africa. These are really poor babies, many of whom are born with Aids and that is about all these little souls come into this world with. They are so poor that they are sent home wrapped in newspaper which is why they are called fish and chip babies. The jumpers themselves are very easy to knit and they are knitted in one complete piece. For most knitters they take an afternoon or an evening to complete. They are very important because in Africa, the nights are cold and these babies have no clothes. The only real stipulation is that they are knitted in bright dark colours rather than the pastel shades we may use for babies, (bright stripes look good and use up only small bits of wool). This is because these little garments may never be washed.
Since starting the project Karen and her knitting group have sent over 1,000 sets. Not only is this a very good worthwhile charity but gives Karen the opportunity to meet with friends and locals from her village and gives her the chance to catch up on other good charity work that she is able to get involved with.