Last year we spent months in hospital with Sophie. We were there for birthdays and Easter. Some families can spend much, much longer and celebrate all kinds of occasions while their child is in hospital.
This Fathers Day, HeartKids Victoria & Tasmania will distribute 60 gift bags to fathers who are spending their special day at their child's bedside in hospital.
These fathers can spend days, weeks even months in hospital with their child, being an amazing support to both their child and their family.
I'm asking all you crafty people out there if you can help to warm a fathers heart, and his toes, by knitting or crocheting a pair of slippers for one of these truly wonderful dads.
Perhaps you'd like to support other father's in other hospitals. If so, I urge you to find out if they are doing something similar, and if not, why not suggest it?
Slippers are to be made from all new materials and to come from a smoke free environment.
Free patterns for slippers can be found by searching Ravelry.
If you can help, slippers can be sent to;
Slippers for Heart Dad's
Heartkids VIC / TAS
PO Box 803
Parkville VIC 3052
Or in person
Suite 33, Level 3
204-218 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051