Patients on the elderly care wards at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital had their Christmases made last month, as Poppy – year 8 – decided to knit them some stockings each.
Poppy became interested in knitting from an early age, inspired by her Nan who she often watched knit. Earlier in December, Poppy’s auntie had spoken to staff at Gloucestershire Royal who were very interested to hear about Poppy’s skill, and asked if she would be interested in knitting the stockings.
She had spent most evenings on the project throughout the festive period, taking in total around 2 – 3 weeks to complete. Poppy said “The patients were extremely grateful and thought they were very well made. My parents were very proud, especially as I’m the only one apart from my Nan who knits in the family. I’m thinking of something else to knit for them now.”
Mr Burton thanked Poppy for meeting her, commending her charitable nature and said “knitting is very much a lost art. This is a wonderful thing for you to have done and you should be very proud – you definitely made their Christmas.”