Crawley group’s handmade present for St Catherine’s hospice

St Catherine's Hospice nurses with the knitted blankets
St Catherine's Hospice nurses with the knitted blankets

A social group based at a Crawley superstore has created handmade blankets for local hospice patients.

Coming together in Morrison’s in-store coffee shop to chat and socialise with one another, the group has been knitting the blankets for about a month.

A more experienced knitter among the group stitched their squares together, resulting in two beautiful blankets.

Georgina Innes, Community Champion at Morrisons said: “It’s been lovely to bring local people together. And to see these monthly meetings expand into something more as people have shared their skills and interests with one another. “We hope the blankets that we’ve created will provide comfort to St Catherine’s patients.

“We want them to know that people are thinking of them and wishing them warmth and kindness.”

Frankie Goodall, Community Fundraising Assistant at St Catherine’s, said: “We’re really grateful to the Morrisons social group.

“We work hard to help people feel comfortable at St Catherine’s and we like patients and relatives to feel it’s like a home from home.

“Handmade touches like these blankets are always very well received by those we care for. And help to make a difficult time a little easier.”