BLANKETS are being knitted by elderly Teesside residents for premature babies at the University Hospital of North Tees.
The cosy comforters are being created by residents at The Beeches Care Home in Stockton-on-Tees and will be donated to the neonatal department.
The home’s knitting club is appealing for donations of wool to help them create as many blankets as possible.
Wool of any colour and length can be dropped off at the care home, on Green Lane, Newtown.
Helen Wood, home manager, said: “Our residents came up with the idea of knitting blankets for the premature babies at the North Tees Hospital.
“We thought it was a lovely idea and demonstrates a strong commitment to their community and their ongoing passion to help in any way they can.
“While the knitting club has a small supply of wool to get started on the blankets, we’re appealing for donations if anyone has any lying around.
“It will be transformed into cosy comforters for some of the newest and most vulnerable members of our community.
“We’d be hugely grateful for any and all donations received.”