kathryn & Betty




Kathryn Reid accepting the hand-knitted

items on behalf of the Neo-Natal Unit







Betty Bates with knitting





Betty Bates who started off the idea with just some of the beautifully knitted items for the Neo-Natal Unit




Some of the parcels of knitting gift-wrapped for handover




Margaret Gordon admiring a basket of knitwear


About a year ago, Betty Bates, one of our Committee members asked if the Club would become involved with knitting blankets and clothes for the Neo-Natal Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for the tiny premature babies born there.


Our Club members proved that not only can they arrange flowers but they can knit beautifully as well, and those who couldn't knit provided wool for the rest of us, an overall total of 85 blankets, 25 cardigans and 15 hats and pairs of booties were produced.


Betty could never have imagined at the time she started this project that she would be in even closer contact with the Unit when, just before Christmas, her daughter gave birth three months early to a beautifull baby girl. 


Both Betty's daughter and grand-daughter left the Unit after several weeks and are now doing well.