Knit for NICU!
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is asking local people to take up their knitting needles and crochet hooks once again to help knit soft toys for NICUs charitable fund.
The soft toys will be sold at craft fayres, including the hospitals own Christmas Fayre on 11th December, with all proceeds going to NICUs charitable fund to purchase additional equipment such as incubators for the ward.
Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: We are truly grateful for everyones knitted contributions and the knitted Christmas toys are an additional way to provide support to the unit and NICU charitable fund .
A previous NICU appeal for hats and blankets to be knitted for the babies on the ward received an incredible response. The plea resulted in enough hats and blankets to last until spring 2015, so the NICU team request knitters hold on to any blankets and hats until that time, and turn their hand to the Teddies and other soft toys instead.
All shapes and sizes of toys will be accepted or animal patterns can be obtained from the website at http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/Page.asp?ID=358. All completed animals can be sent to Louise Cook, care of the Hospital.
Notes to editors
The neonatal intensive care unit for premature and sick babies is one of two centers providing specialist level three neonatal, medical and surgical intensive care for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire caring for more than 900 babies a year.