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Close-knit team from Asda West Bridgford make woollies for premature babies

October 23, 2018 02:56pm
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A big well done to the volunteers from our West Bridgford store who are getting together to knit clothes for premature babies at Nottingham City Hospital.

The store's community champion Christine Conway formed the knitting group with Gillian Limbert, Paul Guest and Jenny Pike after chatting to a customer who told her the hospital needed small jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves to pass on to families with little ones in the neonatal unit.

Christine said: "A customer came in and happened to mention that City Hospital was looking for knitted items for very small newborns because they are very hard to get hold of.

Gillian, Christine, Paul and Jenny have been busy knitting

"I thought it would be a lovely thing to do, so I mentioned it to a group of colleagues who all wanted to be involved.

"I've already dropped one load of knitted items off at the neonatal unit, and they were very grateful.

"These items also act as souvenirs for the parents, so they can see how small their babies once were."

Lorraine Collins, ward manager at the neonatal unit, said: "We always feel a great sense of achievement when the babies are getting better, and we are always very grateful for the support we get from the public, including fundraising and, of course, the knitted items that are sent in.

"We are privileged to care for babies and families at their most vulnerable time."

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