‘Knitted knockers’ are answer after breast surgery
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.”