Men knit a blanket for the Irish Neonatal Health Association

By Sara Gahan

At the handing over in Ozanam House: Paddy Kavanagh, Lenon Sapiccha, mentor Alison Kavanagh, Mark Whitehead and Cheryl Bates of the Irish Neo Neonatal Health Alliance.
At the handing over in Ozanam House: Paddy Kavanagh, Lenon Sapiccha, mentor Alison Kavanagh, Mark Whitehead and Cheryl Bates of the Irish Neo Neonatal Health Alliance.

A group from Wexford's Ozanam House hostel for men has made a gift of a handmade blanket to the Irish Neonatal Health Alliance last week.

Mentor Alison Kavanagh set up sewing and knitting classes at Ozanam House when she was approached by a resident who said the men would like to learn.

'We have up to seven sewing in the classes, and the men have come on in leaps and bounds since the classes have started,' said Alison. Seven men knitted squares together to make up the blanket which was presented to Cheryl Bates of the Neonatal Health Alliance.

'I am appealing to anyone out there to donate squares to Ozanam House for our sewing group as the men prefer it to the knitting and we have run out of squares to sew into blankets,' said Alison.These blankets in turn will be passed on to Neonatal when completed.

Wexford People

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