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'Knitathon' kits out Barnsley's premature babies

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 9th May 2014

MORE than 140 woollen hats have been knitted for premature babies at Barnsley Hospital's neonatal units.

Staff at Barnsley College's early years and care department held a knitathon, raising more than £1,000 for Children in Need.

The hats were handed over by Karen Mason, whose idea the knitathon was, and Claire Griffin, whose son spent time in the special care baby unit.


Adi Benson, early years and care course leader, said: "Everything snowballed after Karen came up with the initial idea because so many of the staff were very keen to get involved. It was a real team effort and people grabbed the opportunity to knit whenever they could, while other staff members supported our efforts with their generous donations for Children in Need."

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Posted by debs I Mon 12th May 2014 at 10:26am

well done such a good thing to do.

Posted by Clare ledger potter I Tue 13th May 2014 at 8:20pm

That's brill! I've got 2 that my baby girl Allana wore whilst in scbu last April when she spent 4 week after being born 9 week early. We love everyone there :-) Well done to all xx

Posted by Sallie T I Sun 18th May 2014 at 12:12am

What a wonderful thoughtful thing to do. God bless you.