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Windsor Day Centre Knitting Group baby hats presented to Hospital Ward

Thursday 10 January 2019

A knit and stitch group at Windsor Day Centre have been busy knitting tiny hats for premature babies in the Buscot Ward at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. A whopping 120 hats have been knitted by the ladies which will keep the tiny new borns' heads cosy.

Recently, the hats were presented to the Buscot Ward at the Royal Berkshire Hospital by a group from the Windsor Day Centre including Support Worker Celia Hone and members of her family. Celia has a personal connection with the Ward as 14 years ago her grandson Rocky was born in Buscot Ward at 33 weeks and weighing just 2 pounds.

He is now a strapping teenager and also came along to help present the hats to the nurses in Buscot Ward with his mum Grace.

Grace said, "We wanted to give something back to the ward. We were so grateful for how the nurses looked after us at such a traumatic time. I vividly remember Rocky lying in his incubator dressed in his nappy, a tiny knitted hat and a pair of little booties. So it's lovely to be able to donate more hats to enable babies to keep cosy. "

Celia said, "Our knitters at Windsor Day Centre are an amazing group who have been able to teach the novice knitters amongst us to become expert knitters."

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