THOUSANDS of knitted goods are being sent off to impoverished African babies.

They will be sent to African fish and chip babies - so named because the poor newborns are wrapped in newspaper for warmth.

The final count was 26 blankets, four sets of booties, 783 hats, 691 jumpers and 35 sets of mittens.

Event organisers, Alex Davis and Amy Turnbull, said they were overwhelmed with the response.