Joyce is a purl for knitting toys for the children at Christmas

Youngsters were given a purl-y special treat on Christmas Day thanks to the busy knitting needles of a generous Norfolk pensioner.

Joyce Warren, 84, of Norwich, donated carrier bags full of knitted dolls, snowman and elves to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to help sick and injured children.

Staff at A&E were handing out the beautifully knitted toys to children who were arriving at the department on Christmas Day.

Mrs Warren began knitting as a youngster when she made scarves for the soldiers fighting in the Second World War.

She said: “I really hope the toys helped to brighten Christmas Day for the children.

“I have knitted all my life and I also make toys for Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.”

 

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 Pictured is A&E Nurse Heidi Bunn with some of the knitted toys

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