Golden Girls’ baby gifts
Knitters donate work to hospitals
The Golden Girls based in Cathkin Community Hall have been busily clacking away with their knitting needles.
And the kind- hearted over- 60s group took the fruits of their labours to two children’s hospitals.
They visited the new Yorkhill and the Princess Royal Maternity to pass on peace blankets and hats they had knitted and crocheted for premature babies.
Peace blankets are used to wrap up babies who are stillborn. Parents can keep them as a memory of their child .
“Staff at both places were absolutely delighted with the donations we made,” said Frances Dunsmore, who helps run the group.
“The nurses at Yorkhill took the hats and put them on new babies in the intensive care ward while we were there. We were overwhelmed. It was such a thrill,” she added.
The group had been taught how to crochet and knit the premature baby hats by two of their older members, Lily O’Connelll (80) and Mary Fallen (84).
“We are indebted to them for passing on their skills,” said Frances.
The ladies have now moved on to their next project: knitting smoothie hats for Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP) at Cambuslang.
Golden Girls meets every Thursday from 1pm until 3pm at Cathkin Community Hall.
It is open to women over the age of 60 and they have lunch, play bingo, knit and go on outings throughout the session.
The leaders are Elizabeth Ingram and Rose Kennedy, helped by Frances Dunsmore.
Blanket cover A nurse at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital with some of the members’ work
In stitches Members of the Golden Girls with some of the items they knitted