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Layette sets for the Paget

13 December 2017


An 83-year-old lady has knitted and donated layette sets for newborn babies at the James Paget University Hospital.

The sets, which include hats, booties and knitted jackets, are another lovely gift to the hospital ahead of the festive season from Gorleston woman Patricia Vlachos, who has been knitting for the maternity team at the James Paget for 15 years.

Patricia also keeps herself busy by helping a number of other charities and organisations – making fleece blankets for Cats Protection, taking part in the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox appeal, knitting for the James Paget hospital shop, holding coffee mornings and stalls for Cancer Research and sending knitted jumpers and baby sets abroad via her local church.


Her efforts were recognised earlier today, Wednesday 13 December, when the sets were handed over by her daughter Michelle to Head of Midwifery Jayne Utting who said; “The sets are beautiful and we are grateful for all the work Patricia has put in to making these. We’ve had some lovely donations this week and they will be given out to new mums over the Christmas period and beyond.”