Babies will be warmer this winter thanks to Portsmouth group

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PREMATURE babies will be warmer this winter thanks to a crochet group in Copnor.

Kim Smith started up the group in her home earlier this year.

The 48-year-old makes blankets, clothes and bonnets for babies and children’s dolls out of wool, using a variety of different stitching techniques.

Now Kim and her team of volunteers will soon make and donate bonnets and blankets for the premature baby unit in Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Kim, of Harleston Road, Wymering, said: ‘The idea is to put an old art back into the community. It’s creative, all free with a nominal fee for wool and it’s a place to catch up.’

The group meets from 1pm to 3pm every Friday at Kim’s house. For details call Kim on 07940 528693.