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Care Home Residents Knit Over 100 Items for Leicester Neonatal Unit

Residents from Bradley Hall care home in Leicester have been using their knitting skills to support the Neonatal Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital, through the local charity, ADAPT.

Adapt is a small charity who provide support to families with premature babies on the neonatal units.

After the charity put out a call for premature baby clothing, Bradley Hall’s Knit and Natter club, who meet every Tuesday in the care home, grabbed their knitting needles and got to work!

95-year-old resident and avid knitter, Betty Seward, couldn’t wait to get started. Betty said,

‘I’ve enjoyed getting together with the Knit and Natter Club and meeting my friends. I think this is a lovely thing to do for the families who have poorly babies in the hospital so I hope we can help.’

The Knit and Natter Club knitted a total of 50 cardigans and 60 hats to donate to babies in the hospital, which staff at Bradley Hall hand-delivered to ADAPT. Louise Bolton, Family Support Coordinator at ADAPT, commented,

‘These are amazing, they will be put to good use! Thank you so much!’

The Home Manager at Bradley Hall, Lee Daly, said,

‘We do everything we can to support our residents to live fulfilling lives and be involved in our community, and we couldn’t be any prouder of our Knit and Natter Club for their generosity to the families at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital.’

Bradley Hall is inviting members of the local community to join their Knit and Natter Club. All are welcome to come along every Tuesday from 11:00.

To find out more about Bradley Hall’s Knit and Natter Club, call 0116 232 3291, email or visit

Bradley Hall, operated by Ideal Carehomes, has 60 en-suite bedrooms, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Bradley Hall is rated ‘GOOD’ by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and offers an all-inclusive fee to give residents and their loved ones peace of mind.