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By Haddenham Webteam - 28th April 2020 10:15am
Are you a knitter with a little time on your hands during lockdown? If so, nurses helping families to deal with miscarriage in Buckinghamshire need your help.
Nurses at Stoke Mandeville put the children into woolly, ice-cream-tub-size cribs, but the lockdown has cut off supplies:
Sister Sarah Kehoe said this:
"Once the babies are born then we put them in the baskets. It's just a way of showing respect to them, really and it's something nice for the babies to go into. Then the parents can spend time with their baby if they want to."
"Usually, they have charities who help to supply the cribs and blankets, but the current situation has made that too tricky."
So an appeal is going out to all of those who knit to get stuck in and help.
Sarah added: "There is a knitting pattern and a picture demonstrating what the basket looks like on this webpage. So we are just looking for people who can knit those for us, really."
They prefer gender neutral colours, such as white, cream or ivory.
Completed items should be sent to:
Nicki Rice, Ward 16A, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury HP21 8AL
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