Super supporter Joanne knits 1000 teddies for hospitals’ charity

By November 5, 2020News

Keen knitter and supporter of Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Charity Joanne White has donated 1000 hand-knitted teddies for the Knit for HAL appeal.

The appeal, which provides a knitted mini mascot for young patients who attend clinics at WHH, all lovingly knitted by members of Hal’s Knitting Crew like Joanne.

Joanne who works as Endoscopy Waiting List Co-Ordinator at Halton Hospital has been supporting the WHH charity for around six years.

Such is her dedication to the WHH Charity’s mission to provide additional comforts, care or experiences for the direct benefits of patients and their families, Joanne has also thrown herself off a tall building twice, donated handmade jewellery and hand painted pictures to help raise funds.

Joanne, who has been knitting on and off since the age of six estimates that around 400 balls of wool and 40,000 rows of knitting has gone into to the creation of 1000 teddies. She also shared her top tip, that knitting in front the TV stops the temptation to chew her nails. Great advice Joanne!

Head of Fundraising, Helen Higginson said: “Joanne is an amazing supporter of our WHH Charity and has made such a generous contribution to our teddy appeal. Her teddies have brought many smiles to children and thanks to her efforts many of our young patients have had a more pleasant experience when attending hospital.”