Charity Knitting for Premature Baby Neonatal Units
Over the past 12 months we have received an influx of donations of premature baby knits. We’ve all experienced a very different 18 months or so and the one constant for many has been knitting and crochet. If you do enjoy your yarny hobby and don’t know what to make or who to make things for, knitting and crocheting for your local Neonatal unit is always a fantastic option to consider. Donations are gratefully received all year round. Sometimes you will find a call out for certain items in particular that hospitals are in need of. These are quite often shared on hospital charity social media channels. We have been passing on donations from our customers to two local hospitals for many years now, Warrington General Hospital and Liverpool Womens. A campaign that was started by our Web Manager at the time, Lesley, who was passionate about supporting such a worthy cause. Customers will either drop their makes off at the Craft Barn or post them directly to us. We will then regularly pack up a bundle for each hospital and post them out.
Opening up the bags and packets of garments, blankets, hats and bootees has been such a heart warming task. The kindness of knitters and crocheters is truly overwhelming. Earlier in the year we received this selection (and more that couldn’t fit on a photo) from one customer, who had got back into knitting over lockdown. She had knitted about 12 blankets and then cardigans and matching hats.
Only recently we received an incredible bag of baby makes from the Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted group. It included a lovely note from a lady called Sally, who is a volunteer for the group. She said that all of the group are visually impaired, with some members completely blind. How incredible to think that you can still knit simply through the sense of touch.
If you want to find out more about knitting for Premature babies and find details of free patterns click here to go to the page on our website. Address details of the hospitals are also on there should you wish to post directly. We are more than happy to send them on your behalf if you would rather drop them off or send them to us. If you're reading this living in another area and want to support your local hospital. It is always worth checking to see what items they are looking for in their Neonatal units.