Mums make sock companions for sick children

Published: 30th May 2012

Mums make sock companions for sick children
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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