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Knitting up a Storm at Silversprings!

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Silversprings resident, Mrs Betty Strong has been knitting up a storm and all for a very good cause.

Betty and a fellow resident knitter have been busy making several woolly bonnets for babies born at Colchester General Hospital who have been taken into their Special Care Unit.

A knitted hat is ideal for babies born prematurely due to the fact that the head of a newborn is around one quarter of its whole body surface area and liable to lose a lot of vital body heat if not covered.

With this in mind, Betty managed to produce over 20 knitted hats which were handed over to midwife Annie Parker from Colchester General Hospital when she visited the residential care home in Thorrington.

Events and activities manager Tina Dilley said: “Knitting is a great pastime for many of our residents and it is fantastic that Betty decided to put her talents to such good use. The visiting midwife from the unit seemed delighted with the bonnets.”

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