Exmouth friends create bonnets for premature babies

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 April 2018

Christopher Brown and Alison Hyde have been busy knitting bonnets for premature babies

Christopher Brown and Alison Hyde have been busy knitting bonnets for premature babies

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A pair of Exmouth friends have created more than 35 bonnets for premature babies.

Alison Hyde, 52, and Christopher Brown, 34, who both have Down’s syndrome, have been knitting the hats and paying for materials out of their own money after seeing an appeal on social media.

The finished bonnets will be going to the special care baby unit at Bristol hospital. The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has also been approached.

Alison and Christopher, who met while attending the Doyle Centre prior to its closure, make weekly trips to the Holy Trinity Church with their support workers Lee-Ann Bailey and Shelley Newman.

They were allowed to use a table at a coffee morning held at the church to create the bonnets using special knitting looms specially made for people with dexterity problems.

Shelly told the Journal that the cause is particularly important to Alison as she 
was born six weeks premature and was kept in an 
incubator until she had heart surgery.

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