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TUESDAY, 20TH JUNE 2000 PRIORY KNITS HAND OVER SPECIAL CARE BABY ITEMS TO WENDY & JANICE TWO OF THE NURSES FROM THE CONQUEST HOSPITAL SPECIAL CARE BABY UNIT (scbu) AT HAIG HOUSE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MAYOR
I thought it might be helpful for you to have a little of the background.
Priory Knits, had spent 6 months knitting cot blankets, hats, bootees and mittens for the premature and special care babies at the Conquest Hospital. We invited two of the nurses down to our meeting to give them the items that we have made.
Just some of the tiny knitted clothes that went to the Special Care Baby Unit at Hastings' Conquest Hospital
The group is trying to knit for at least one local cause each year and this year we picked the Special baby care unit. Several of our members have had personal experience of the care which is offered to new borns.
When we started this project, my son Tim (himself a “special care baby”) and I went to the unit to see what exactly they needed. The nurses were thrilled to see one of the children who they nurtured in their early days and Tim very proudly showed them the picture of himself in his incubator. This was the point when the sister said that some of the pictures which they had had up on the walls of the babies at the Buchanan had not followed them to the Conquest and I said that I would to get them the copy of this one and this is the picture which Tim is holding in his hand standing next to the Mayor who is knitting the final rows of the LAST BLANKET!
Wendy and Janice from the Special Care Baby Unit, Chairman Sue, Vice Chairman Brenda. Young Tim who was a special care baby ten years ago and, seated, Hastings Mayor Jackie Dowling
Our Group is thrilled to have had the opportunity to organise something that might give a little back to others who find themselves in a similar position for whatever reason.
As a member of the Guild of Machine Knitters, I am very aware of the need to promote to the public the positive side of machine knitting. As a group we put on a mini-exhibition at Holy Trinity Church, Robertson Street, Hastings (near the Main Library) over lunch on a Wednesday during the lunchtime recital during August 2000.
Sue and Jenny introduce Hastings' Mayor Jackie Dowling to a Knitmaster 700 punchcard machine
Club members waiting for the presentation.
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