Guild knitters warm to the needs of newborns at Basildon Hospital

Southend Standard: Baby love – staff nurse Fiona Nicholson, senior sister Wendy Rogers, guild chairman Sheila Poyner, Stephanie Thompson and fellow member Tricia Marshall, with Luke and Natalie Finch and Willow Rose Baby love – staff nurse Fiona Nicholson, senior sister Wendy Rogers, guild chairman Sheila Poyner, Stephanie Thompson and fellow member Tricia Marshall, with Luke and Natalie Finch and Willow Rose

NEWBORN babies are snuggled up against the cold thanks to a group of knitters.

Billericay Pilgrims Townswomen’s Guild delivered hundreds of hand-knitted blankets, hats, jackets, mittens and teddies to Basildon Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Willow Rose Finch, with parents Natalie and Luke, from Fobbing, was presented with a pink teddy by Stephanie Thompson, the guild’s handicraft co-ordinator.

Stephanie said: “We do a lot of work for charity, and were keen to do something for the hospital because most of us came here to have our babies.’’ Senior Sister Wendy Rogers said: “We are very grateful to the guild for these beautiful blankets and clothes.

“It can be a very anxious time for mums and dads on the unit and it is lovely for them to know others are thinking of them.”

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4:37pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

That's brilliant!

And what a nice skill to have. Knitting has enjoyed a revival recently and it's lovely to see babies in proper hand knitted clothes and little bootees.

What a nice, cheerful little story. More of this sort please. Nice to get away from politics ;0)
That's brilliant! And what a nice skill to have. Knitting has enjoyed a revival recently and it's lovely to see babies in proper hand knitted clothes and little bootees. What a nice, cheerful little story. More of this sort please. Nice to get away from politics ;0) Kim Gandy
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