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Local craft group donate to Pinderfields Neonatal Unit

The Tiny Tots Wardrobe craft group have been giving a helping hand to the very youngest and vulnerable members of society.

Members of the craft group Tiny Tots Wardrobe, teamed up with members from Knottingley Salvation Army and Dewsbury Craft Club to knit scores of blankets, cardigans, booties, hats and other items for Gate 19 - the Neonatal Unit, at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

Staff were thrilled when two of the Tiny Tots Wardrobe group members, Betty Martin and Ruth Burns, delivered the gifts in person.

Janine Grayson, Public Health Lead Midwife –Maternity, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We couldn’t believe how busy the members of the Tiny Tots Wardrobe group have been – the knitwear is fantastic.

“The craft groups have been working hard for weeks making the knitwear and I have to extend our thanks to every person involved.”

Pinderfields Hospital provides specialist care for very premature or very ill new-born babies from across North Kirklees and the Wakefield district, within its Gate 19 facilities. 

Betty Martin from the Tiny Tots Wardrobe craft group said: “The Neonatal Unit provides a fantastic service to the West Yorkshire area and we’re only too glad to help. It’s nice to think we can do our bit to help the youngest and most vulnerable members in society.”
Knitted clothing for the Neonatal babies.

The group are also mindful of stillborn babies that ‘gain their wings far too soon’ and have also kindly donated a number of hand sewn blankets, cocoons and burial gowns made from donated wedding dresses should parents wish to use.

The group meet every Friday for a chat, knit, crochet and sew, as well as many more crafts, passing on their talents to each other and learning more as they go.