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Service Pupils Knit for Babies in Need

A group of 30 Sixth Form pupils put their newly acquired knitting and crochet skills to good use last term, creating hats, blankets and booties for premature babies in the Neonatal units at our local Epsom & St Helier hospitals. Last week, the items were delivered and the pupils were given a tour of the unit and the chance to meet the babies who were given the hampers.

Geraldine Cotter, Manager at the Special Care Baby Unit, said, “Thank you for choosing Epsom Special Care Baby Unit. The students were great, all so enthusiastic and friendly. Knitting is a lovely skill to have and is also so useful, The knitting hampers were beautiful and so thoughtfully done.”

Roshie Watkins, Service Co-ordinator, said, “It has been great to see the pupils embrace their newly-acquired skills and work on more advanced knitting projects. Having a baby who needs special care in a Neonatal Unit is a very testing time for any parent, so it’s great that our pupils can play a small part in helping these families. The Maternity staff give them round-the-clock expert care so the smaller touches, such as making sure every baby gets their very own hand-made blanket, hat or booties, makes a huge difference.”