Knitted bears for NHS nursesPosted: 27th April 2020
Knitted bears will bring smiles to the faces of frontline nurses working at the Nightingale Hospital.
Stephanie Bigg, student welfare assistant at Royal Docks Academy is using her hobby of knitting as a way of thanking NHS workers during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the past, she has made bears to sell to raise money for various charities.
With Nightingale Hospital having been opened opposite the school, she was keen to make a range of bears to give to staff as a way of saying thank you for all they are doing.
Mrs Bigg, who learnt to knit when she was nine, said: “I started knitting the bears last year along with my mum and sister for a children's home abroad. Then, I started knitting more and selling them at £1.50 each and donating the money to different charities, like GOSH, Help for Heroes and cancer charities. I have also donated some to the school which were sold at the summer fete and Valentine’s fete.
“I thought it would be lovely to give bears and nurse buddies to nurses at our local hospital. My husband is a bus driver and is on the Nightingale Hospital run, so will give them out on his bus.
“I will keep making the bears for as long as this pandemic continues. After that, I will continue to make them for charities.”