Close knit community group make baby cardigans for local hospital

01 April 2019

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Bromley residents are invited to put their knitting skills to good use and join in Co-op Funeralcare’s weekly coffee morning.

The club, named Knit and Natter, was set up by Co-op Funeralcare in Bromley with an aim to bring together the local residents of Kent to knit cardigans for babies in the local hospital.

Ahead of Easter, all items of clothing which have been knitted by the group will be donated to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough for the babies in the special care unit.

Alongside bereavement groups and charity fundraisers, the coffee morning is one of many ways that Co-op Funeralcare supports the local communities in Kent.

Christine Harman-Baker, Co-op Funeral Arranger, said:

“Knitting has been a hobby of mine for quite some time so, last year, I set up the coffee morning to bring local residents with a similar interest together. We started by knitting poppies for Remembrance Day and now we’re knitting cardigans and other items of clothing for babies in the local hospital’s special care unit.

“The coffee morning is open to all knitters, whether they’re complete beginners or experts, it’s an opportunity to learn whilst supporting a local cause.”

The knit and natter coffee morning is held at Co-op Funeralcare, 193 High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1NN every Wednesday between 10am and 12pm.

For more information please contact Christine Harman-Baker via or by calling the funeral home on 020 8460 7788.

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