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Community Crafters Unite: Knitting for North Mid's Tiniest Patients

In the heart of our community, a heartwarming initiative has taken root, bringing together the nimble fingers and caring hearts of residents who have dedicated their time to knit tiny orange hats for newborns at North Mid.

Most term babies born full term (between 37 and 42 weeks) are born well but some need a little bit of extra care. Those babies who need a little extra support are given orange hats so that our midwives can identify these babies easily.  We always strive to keep mums and their babies together and this helps us to achieve that. 

 Jenny and Jenny The initiative has sparked the formation of knitting circles and collaborations across the community. Members gather at local community centers, cafes, and even virtually to share patterns, exchange tips, and, most importantly over their knitting. It has become a wonderful opportunity for residents of all ages to connect, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie. In the images attached with the article are some members of our local community who have knitted hats for newborns at North Mid including John Poulter, Haroulla Charalambous, Jenny Allsopp and Jenny Taylor (all pictured). 

Haroulla donationOnce completed, the orange hats find their way to North Mid, where they are distributed to newborns. The hospital staff has expressed their gratitude for this thoughtful gesture, emphasizing the positive impact it has on both parents and the little ones in their care. The handmade hats not only provide physical warmth but also serve as a symbol of the community's collective love and support.

knitted items The knitting of orange hats for newborns at North Mid Hospital has evolved into a heartening community endeavor, bringing together residents in a shared pursuit of spreading love and warmth. As these tiny hats find their way to our newest members of our community, they carry with them the collective spirit of a community that cares deeply for its members, especially the tiniest ones just beginning their journey in the world.

John donations One of the groups which supports knitting for across our maternity ward are Bigbury Knitters, who have surpassed delivering over 1000 knitted items including blankets, hats, canula covers and bonding squares. The group are always looking for members to join their group on Monday Mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon at Harmony Hall, 35 Bigbury Close, Tottenham, London N17 8JQ or contact 07960975893 for more information. 

If you would like to donate your time, money, or gifts to other projects at North Mid Charity we would love to hear from you. Contact our fundraising manager on 020 8887 2935 or northmid.donations@nhs.net

If you wanted to donate to a specific campaign at North Mid Charity, we have a number of campaigns currently running, and you can donate to them or to our general fund online .


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