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Neonatal knitwear is a welcome gift

Neonatal knitwear gift The older generation has been giving a helping hand to the very youngest and vulnerable members of society.


Members of the Senior Citizens Support Group spent weeks knitting scores of blankets, cardigans, booties, hats and other items for the Neonatal Unit on Gate 19 of Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.


Staff were thrilled when group members delivered the gifts in person.


Louise Smith, Senior Sister on the Neonatal Unit, said: “We couldn’t believe how busy the members of the Senior Citizens Support Group have been – the knitwear is fantastic.


“The group 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 newborn babies from across North Kirklees and the Wakefield district within its Gate 19 facilities. 


Carol Boyer from the Horbury and Ossett-based Senior Citizens Support Group said: “The Neonatal Unit provides a fantastic service to the region and we’re only too glad to help. It’s nice to think that the older generation are doing their bit to help the youngest and most vulnerable in society.”


Photo caption: Two-week-old Ava models a hat and scarf made by the group with mother Marie Greenwood (front row, left). They are flanked by Louise Smith (right), Senior Sister on the Neonatal Unit, members of the Horbury and Ossett-based Senior Citizens Support Group and Staff Nurse Laura Flaherty (far left).