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Perthshire pupils knit hats for baby unit

Perthshire pupils knit hats for baby unit

Pupils at Strathallan School have donated a selection of hats, booties and blankets to the Neonatal Unit at Ninewells Hospital.

11 pupils and a House Matron from Strathallan School have been busy knitting 16 little woollen hats, four shawls and one pair of booties for babies in Dundee.

Khushi B and Mine O are just two of the 11 girls who helped knit the baby clothes

Determined to continue a recent tradition of knitting for the local neonatal unit, the girls from Woodlands House asked their matron, Margaret Clayton, for help.

Margaret said, “I was delighted to see the girls take so much interest in knitting. What began for many of them as a skill they were developing for the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme has become a great way for the girls to socialise and create beautiful little hats that are so vital for newborn babies.

“Unfortunately, the girls are unable to deliver the hats in person this year due to Covid-19 but we hope they go some way to helping local families and babies born this year.”

Accepting the donation, Chief Midwife, Lesley Sharkey, said, “Thank you to Margaret and the 11 pupils from Strathallan School who generously gave up their time to produce such beautifully knitted hats. Their support is very much appreciated.”

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