Media Release

Knitting group’s handiwork for QEH patients and babies

Two areas of the QEH have benefited from the handiwork of a group of knitters in Hunstanton.

The seven ladies have made blankets for Windsor Ward (frailty) and the maternity unit. And three representatives of the group handed them to grateful staff members and patients on Monday (July 9).

At Hamon Court
The knitting group at Hamon Court, Hunstanton

Resident Margaret Garner started the group at retirement complex Hamon Court after seeing an appeal for help knitting for the hospital. The group gets together every Monday afternoon to knit squares and sew them together to make blankets for babies and the elderly.

She said: “It started off as just a couple of ladies being involved but as news spread of their knitting world, more and more ladies decided they wanted to help and get involved.

“We are all finding immense pleasure being involved, as it is for such a rewarding cause. Not only that, we’ve enjoyed sitting together and reminiscing over our lives before retirement and coming to Hunstanton. New friendships have been made.”

The QEH is very grateful for the group’s donations.

  • A community group to knit blankets for End of Life patients at QEH has been formed. QEH Blanketeers launches on Saturday, 8 September and will meet monthly. More details on the group’s Facebook page QEH Blanketeers.


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