Disabled learners knit hats and blankets for babies on neonatal unit
29 May 2015
Disabled learners from Southend Adult Community College (SACC) have donated a collection of hand-knitted items to the hospital’s neonatal unit to help keep the babies warm.
The learners have been working on the project for almost a year,
learning new skills along the way, and they have all thoroughly
enjoyed knitting the tiny hats and blankets for the babies.
Terry Summers, course tutor at SAC, contacted the hospital and
invited Mica Day, community fundraiser, to meet the learners and
collect their knitted creations.
Terry Summers said: "I use half of the session to allow the
learners to knit their own project and the other half to let them
knit a group project. My idea this year was to visit the neonatal
unit at Southend Hospital and ask what items they needed for the
premature babies, so that we could all knit and donate to the unit.
I know they are very grateful for any donations they receive and I
hope this helps."
Mica Day, community fundraiser at the hospital, added: "It's so
lovely to see the community getting involved in projects like this
and using their skills to help patients at the hospital. The
neonatal unit deals with a lot different babies at different stages
of care. We are extremely grateful for the support from this group
and the donations of blankets and hats will help lots of future
families on the unit".
IMAGE: Mica Day (front right) with learners and staff at
Southend Adult Community College.