June 17, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The Arcare knitting group at Arcare Pimpama really wanted to get involved in something meaningful, something where they could give back to the community, something that will give them a sense of purpose and achievement.
Our knitters all had one thing in common, their love for babies, and we all agreed that we can’t think of anything better.
Today the Arcare Pimpama community received a visit from Eileen Green a volunteer to the Miracle Babies Foundation.
Eileen shared some heart-warming stories about the trauma families experience when a child is born prematurely and the challenges families face, as well as the services they provide to these families.
According to the latest Australians Mothers and babies report, of all premature babies born in Australia, approximately 81% were born between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation.
So our knitting group is pleased to volunteer their time to knit premature babies hats, booties and blankies in support of the foundation and families.
Each volunteer received a pack with the knitting patterns to start their journey.
We hope that the wider community will be able to support our initiative as well as support by providing materials.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.