‘Knit­ted knock­ers’ are an­swer af­ter breast surgery

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

A LIN­GERIE shop owner is knitting to help women who have un­der­gone mas­tec­tomies.

Car­rol Booth, who owns All Sea­son Bra Shop and Fit­ting Ser­vice in Mid­dle­ton Shop­ping Cen­tre, wanted to help a woman who was strug­gling with wear­ing her breast pros­the­sis.

She came up with an in­no­va­tive so­lu­tion and now a team of vol­un­teers are hard at work cre­at­ing ‘knit­ted knock­ers’.

Carol said: “I had heard of a group who were mak­ing ‘knit­ted knock­ers’ for breast can­cer sur­vivors and, since it was such a great idea, I thought I would find out more about it and see what I could do to help lo­cal ladies. I ap­proached the Light­house Project, who have a weekly Knit and Nat­ter Group, to see if they could make some to give away. They were more than happy to take up the chal­lenge and in no time they had pro­duced a va­ri­ety of knit­ted pros­thet­ics.”

Knit­ted knock­ers are now avail­able free from Car­rol’s shop. She added: “How fab­u­lous are the vol­un­teers and vis­i­tors from the Knit and Nat­ter Group, who gave up their time to help oth­ers and to pro­duce some­thing that will make a real dif­fer­ence to the women who gets to use them? I am so happy.”

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