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 Care home knitting club creates gifts for premature babies

Care home knitting club creates gifts for premature babies

By 16th August, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

ELDERLY knitters have been creating bonnets, hats and blankets for premature babies.

Residents at Simonsfield Care Home in Runcorn, have been making the woolly items as gifts as part of their Knit and Natter club.

The group is now appealing for donations of wool to help them continue their work, after almost exhausting their yarn supplies.

They are also opening their doors for anyone to join and learn to knit, crochet or sew for £2 a session – or just enjoy a cuppa and a natter.

The funds are split between fellow knitting group Teeny Treasures, whose owner Marie Jones helped set up Knit and Natter, and the care home’s residents’ fund.

Resident Joan Broadbent said: “I learned to knit when I was a young lady but never picked up the needles again since – that is until we started the knitting group.”

Debbie Smith, home manager at Simonsfield Care Home in Cheshire, said: “We have a few keen knitters in the home so we decided to launch the Knit and Natter club.

“They chose to create blankets, hats and other items for premature babies at local hospitals in the Teesside area, which we all thought was a lovely idea.

“They have been working their way through the wool supplies, however, so we’re appealing for donations of spare yarns if anyone has any laying around.

“We would be hugely grateful for any support.”

The Knit and Natter group meets at 10:30am to 12pm on Mondays, at Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue. If you are interested in taking part of would like to donate wool, please call the home on 01928 500223.

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