Charity appeal for knitters for Crawley Hospital fundraiser

Maria Hains and the Crawley Hospital League of Friends knitters in the front hall of Crawley Hospital. Front row (L-R) Maria Hains, Gwen Pearson, and Lynda Appleby; back row L-R are Maria's good as new stall helpers Wyn Ebanks, Margaret Ellis, Hilary Parsons and Rosalind Phipps - picture submitted
Maria Hains and the Crawley Hospital League of Friends knitters in the front hall of Crawley Hospital. Front row (L-R) Maria Hains, Gwen Pearson, and Lynda Appleby; back row L-R are Maria's good as new stall helpers Wyn Ebanks, Margaret Ellis, Hilary Parsons and Rosalind Phipps - picture submitted

The League of Friends of Crawley Hospital is appealing to knitters and crocheters to help them raise funds for a dementia friendly garden.

Following a successful response the League’s appeal for wool, the team are now asking for nimble fingered volunteers to help make into baby clothes, shawls and dolls’ clothes to sell.

Fundraiser Maria Hains said: “We had 20 bin bags full. It’s amazing how people have been so kind. If we can get some more knitters to make booties, babies’ clothes and blankets, it would be wonderful.”

The League is dedicated to raising money for equipment needed in the hospital.

They hold events such as book sales, good as new sales, and quiz nights. Last year volunteers in the Pound Hill charity shop raised nearly £8,000.

This year all the televisions in the three wards, day rooms and side rooms were replaced at a cost of £15,000.

The next project is to make the garden area on the Stroke ward into a dementia friendly garden and increase the area for the garden furniture that we have purchased.

To find out more about the League go to the Easter fair on March 17 from 9am-2pm or go to the League’s website chlof.comze.com

Knitters can call Maria on 01293 403432.