El­derly ladies help spe­cial care ba­bies

HAMP­TON

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your News -

El­derly res­i­dents at Hamp­ton Vale’s Av­ery House Care Home have put their hobby to good use by knit­ting blan­kets for Peterborough City Hospi­ral’s pre­ma­ture baby unit.

The five ladies, all over the age of 80, meet once a week at their Knit W its group and have spent a num­ber of weeks knit­ting squares, which were made into blan- kets.

Recre­ation and Ac­tiv­ity Co- or­di­na­tor Laura Judd said: “The ladies en­joy their knit­ting, but this has given them a real sense of pur­pose - they have been knit­ting squares in their rooms not just at the weekly Knit Wits get-to­gether.

“A few res­i­dents from the knit­ting group made the pre­sen­ta­tion to staff from the unit who were thrilled and have asked for more to be knit­ted.”

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