Knitters help sick children bear up

Published on: 23 Jun 2017

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LADIES from Downend's Knit and Natter group have been putting their skills to good use by helping sick children.

Members were inspired to knit jumpers for teddy bears after a visit from a nurse from WATCh (Wales & West Acute Transport for Children Service), a team responsible for the safe inter-hospital transfer of critically ill children.

The jumpers are purple to co-ordinate with the colour of the uniforms worn by WATCh nurses.

Every child is given a bear who stays with them throughout their illness and becomes theirs for life. Knit and Natter takes place at Downend Library on Mondays at 10am.

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