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Chris in the centre with Barbara to her left and some of the Happy Monday group members.

A visit to the observatory Hanley

The day Christine Cooper and her friend Gwen visited the Observatory in Hanley to collect some knitting produced by the ladies there.

Gwen and I had a most enjoyable morning last Monday. We were invited to the Happy Monday group at the Observatory in Hanley SOT. We were there to collect some lovely knitting that the ladies had done for us and also some items Barbara Hewitt had brought with her from some ladies at Bucknall Pentecostal Church.

Blankets, cardigans, bonnets, bootees, and mitts etc

Many thanks to Anthea Goodfellow, Nora Tooth, and Mandy Surrage from the Happy Monday group and to Margaret Salt, Joyce Weaver, Dorothy Hackney from Bucknall Pentecostal Church and of course to Barbara herself.
Thank you all for the hospitality.

Those special tiny babies

A poem written for the *Ray of Hope* by Barbara Hewitt Stoke-on-Trent UK

I have today began to knit
Something small to start
Like really tiny bonnets
For babies close to my heart.

The tiny babies that fight for life
No bigger than a kitten
Needing so much special care
The kind that can’t be written.

Dedicated nurses that take care
Support the parents too
Most of these tiny babies
Arrive before they’re due

I am sure that God gives the skills
To doctors that attend
These very special babies
To be with them ‘till the end

Surrounded by their family
With so much love to give
A lot of these tiny babies
Win the fight to live

So I will keep on knitting
With the softest baby wool
For these very special babies
Because they’re wonderful


Barbara Hewitt works at the Observatory where they have chosen to knit stuff for the Ray of Hope's premature babies

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created: 23/09/2009

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