Thu, Apr 18, 2024 8:00 AM

Plea for pyjamas as winter looms


William Woodworth

Children in foster care across the region need help staying warm in style this winter.

As the weather worsens ahead of winter, Foster Hope is calling out for help with their annual pyjama appeal.

And while all donations are greatly appreciated, older children especially need new warmer pyjamas as the temperatures start to drop.

Marlborough coordinator Leonie McLauchlan says people have already been kind, making donations ahead of the drive.

“We normally get a lot of donations for younger kids, whether that’s Christmas presents or medium children’s clothing, which is always needed and we’re always grateful for.

“However, that does miss out older foster kids who need larger clothing sizes or more appropriate presents, so we are trying to encourage more for that age range for our donations this year,” she says.

New cotton or flannelette pyjamas are the preferred option as they are generally more comfortable, but all gifts will go to a good cause.

“All donations will be well appreciated, well used and well loved,” Leonie says.

Donations for the Foster Hope Marlborough Pyjama Appeal can be dropped into the Marlborough Weekly office at 52 Scott Street in Blenheim.

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