A real purler
Knitters to keep babies wrapped up
Staff and residents at Bethshan Juniper have been keeping busy for a good cause.
Along with family and friends, they have been knitting clothes for premature babies and will donate them to King Edward Memorial Hospital this week. Bethshan carer Shona Webster said it was great to see so many people from the Bethshan community getting involved.
“We’ve had a great response from knitting volunteers and everyone’s just added a small contribution.” she said.
The volunteer knitting program is run through the Women and Infants Research Foundation, which supplies the materials and patterns.
“It’s an activity and gives us something to do as well,” Ms Webster said.
“We’ve all had babies, so being able to help and do this is something that makes us feel good.”
Bethshan resident Jean Blyth has also been donating her knitted garments to underprivileged children in Third World countries.
Shona Webster and Jean Blyth with garments knitted by the Bethshan community.
The knitted garments will be donated to premature babies.