Madaline and Vera, residents at Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech, donate knitted hats and blankets to newborns at Peterborough City Hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:30 27 September 2017

Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, both residents at Lyncroft care home in Wisbech, make special delivery to Peterborough City Hospital.

Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, both residents at Lyncroft care home in Wisbech, make special delivery to Peterborough City Hospital.

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Two residents at Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech made a special delivery this week to help keep premature and ill newborn babies warm.

Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, both residents at Lyncroft care home in Wisbech, make special delivery to Peterborough City Hospital.Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, both residents at Lyncroft care home in Wisbech, make special delivery to Peterborough City Hospital.

Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, who have been busy knitting tiny hats and blankets, visited the neonatal intensive care unit at Peterborough City Hospital.

Vera said: “We love knitting. It keeps us busy and it’s for the babies.”

Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, both residents at Lyncroft care home in Wisbech, make special delivery to Peterborough City Hospital.Madaline Medler, 90, and Vera Sooley, 88, both residents at Lyncroft care home in Wisbech, make special delivery to Peterborough City Hospital.

Accompanied by home manager Jan Davison and administrator Shirley Cousins, Madaline and Vera delivered a large box of colourful blankets and hats to the unit.

They were met by Esther and Mags, nurses from the NICU, who explained how grateful they were for the donation.

The parents of one baby being cared for let the residents from Lyncroft Care Home go into the unit to see her.

The ladies were taken on to the ward and introduced to 10-day-old baby Roux, born at 27 weeks weighing just 1lb.

Madaline said: “I can’t believe how tiny she is. We’ll have to knit even smaller hats.”


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