Knit4NICU Thank You
In November the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital asked local people to take up their knitting needles and crochet hooks by knitting soft toys to raise funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU).
The plea received an incredible response with huge numbers of knitted soft toys arriving daily.
Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: The appeal has received a massive response and the hospital would like to say thank you to all who have donated their time and skills to produce such lovely toys. People are so generous and it will make a difference to the babies on NICU.
The soft toys were sold at the Christmas Fayre and raised nearly £250 with all proceeds going to NICUs charitable fund to purchase additional equipment such as incubators for the ward.
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.
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.