Media Release

Thank you to Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers!

A group of Norfolk and Fenland purls have been busy knitting and crocheting to help keep cancer patients comfortable.

Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers (NKaS) have donated bags of shawls, hats and other garments to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital over the last year.

More than 2,000 people across the county belong to NKAS. There are 134 groups which include more than 20 in West Norfolk and Fenland area as well as the six resource centres.

These garments have been used to help keep patients warm while they are receiving chemotherapy treatment at the QEH.

NKAS Organiser Linda Brown said: “We are really happy that the garments made by our members have been put to good use.

“People are really keen to make things if they know they are needed and our members are pleased to be giving something back.”

Lung cancer nurse Nicky Shore has thanked the group for their generous donations to the hospital.

She said: “We have received a lot of positive feedback from patients, who think the shawls and hats are absolutely wonderful.

“We have also shared some of the items with our inpatients and it has made a big difference to them.”

This link is also being promoted by the Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information on Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers please go to: www.norfolkknitters.org.uk

                                                           —ENDS—

 Pictured, back from left, are: Nurse Nicky Shore, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Partnership Quality Lead Fiona Loft; front – Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers members Linda Brown, Linda Field, Carole Rogers and Stephanie Coulson.

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