Knitwear donated to maternity unit

Midwife Joy Strachan with Barbara Connors-Fowler from the Angels of the North and senior midwife Pamela Miller.

Midwife Joy Strachan with Barbara Connors-Fowler from the Angels of the North and senior midwife Pamela Miller.

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A borough charity has reached its target of supplying 1,000 knitted items to hospital this year.

Whitley Bay-based Angels of the North has been distributuing the knitwear to North Tyneside General Hospital over the course of 2014, with a recent donation being baby clothes to the maternity unit.

The charity’s chief executive officer, Barbara Connors-Fowler, said: “I worked at the hospital for many years and I often noticed the need for knitwear for new-born children in the maternity ward, particularly for premature babies.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to recruit so many knitters to produce beautiful knitwear specifically for North Tyneside General Hospital.”

Senior midwife Pamela Miller said: “We are delighted to receive the kind donations of lovely knitted babywear and they will all be put to very good use.”