Mums in New Zealand have begun a new project to turn unwanted leg wear into cuddly companions for sick children.
Two mothers from Wellington have begun creating the toys out of old socks
, as part of the Great Sock Monkey Challenge, the Dominion Post.
Rachelle Toimata and Olivia Amoah are hoping that every child in the country with a critical or long-term illness will be able to receive one.
The idea was concocted when Mrs Amoah gave one to her son Elijah to comfort him on a routine hospital visit, where she soon realised the difference a sock monkey could make.
After making many more the pair is trying to encourage others to make their own.
They are hoping to run free workshops and have sock monkey-making hangouts.
"I would love it if for each city that has a hospital, a group was set up," Mrs Amoah told the newspaper.
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