Volunteer Michelle Sells ‘Knitted Nurses’ For Woodfield Grange
28 August 2020
Kind Michelle Blakey has been busy knitting dolls of nurses and paramedics to raise money for Woodfield Grange’s Resident activities fund.
Michelle first got to know Woodfield Grange when her mother Cynthia moved in and spent happy years there, and she’s kept a strong bond with the Home after her mum passed away.
She hopes that the dolls, priced at just £3 each, will make money to fund new activities for the Residents to enjoy together.
Having recently started as a volunteer at Woodfield Grange, Michelle said that she’s happy to do whatever she can to help Staff and Residents.
Michelle said: “During the years my mum was living at Woodfield Grange, I made a real connection with the Staff and Residents here.
“I love to knit, so I thought the NHS dolls would be a good project and I’ve sold 24 already. I’m glad people like them and that we’re able to raise funds for the Home.
“Mum had a very happy life at Woodfield Grange before she passed away and it’s my pleasure to give something back to the wonderful team who looked after her.”
Michelle’s nurse dolls come with knitted hot water bottles and flowers, while the paramedics are in their green uniforms with NHS badges.
Home Manager Lynn Hart said that Michelle’s kind gesture touched everyone at Woodfield Grange.
Lynn said: “We love Michelle’s dolls, she’s a brilliant knitter and a wonderful volunteer.
“She plays a big role in Residents’ lives already as she comes in to help out our Activity Co-ordinator. The Residents love chatting to her, and sometimes she’ll even do the tea round too!
“Her kindness and generosity are wonderful. We’re so glad she’s still such a big part of the Woodfield Grange family.”