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Heather Picton and her mum donate the crochet blankets

Hospice at home charity the Paul Sartori Foundation has recently had another visit from long-time supporter Heather Picton. Heather, from Milford Haven, has once again been busy crocheting knee blankets.

Heather makes the blankets for nurses and nursing assistants to use while working night shifts.

Heather has been crocheting these items in her spare time. So far she has donated more than 200 and they have been put to good use during the latest cold snap. Heather and her mum recently visited Paul Sartori House, in Winch Lane, Haverfordwest, to present the clinical team with the recent batch of knee blankets.

Heather loves making these colourful, warm blankets and buys all the materials herself. “If anyone is able to donate good-quality, double-knit wool for more of these items, I would be extremely grateful,” she said.

Pat Coombs, clinical coordinator at Paul Sartori, said: “This donation couldn’t have been delivered at a better time, as within days of us receiving the blankets the weather changed and temperatures plummeted for several days. We had in-house staff training, and we were able to supply all of our nurses, in particularly those who work all night, with some blankets so they could keep warm.”

Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting www.paulsartori.org or phoning 01437 763223.

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