Duncraig Craft Corner group delivers birthing kits for Papua New Guinea


Duncraig Craft Corner members with the birthing kits.
Duncraig Craft Corner members with the birthing kits.

A DUNCRAIG craft group has donated packs to support women giving birth in Papua New Guinea.

About 60 members of Duncraig Craft Corner created the birthing kits, collecting, sewing and compiling the items over six months. They included plastic and material sheets, nappies, soap, safety pins, gloves and singlets.

The kits were packed and transported to the Lutheran Church of Australia in Adelaide before being shipped to the Pacific island.

Assistant co-ordinator Rosemary Goodin said the group had been involved in the project for several years.

“The ladies love making the kits,” she said.

“They all participate by donating and on the day we have everyone doing a small job from folding plastic for the mats to hemming nappies or cutting strips of bias binding for use on the umbilical cord.”